In 2004, UNESCO included the Val d’Orcia on its list of World Cultural Landscapes, the first rural area to be honored with this award. This unique countryside between Siena and Grosseto was created by generations of people who cultivated the land. Must taste: the Val d'Orcia is the land of the famous Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and the Orcia DOC wine. Pienza is considered the “capital” of Pecorino cheese because the little town is situated in the middle of a clayey area, where sheep pastures are characterized by a series of aromatic herbs that make the milk particularly tasty and aromatic. Among the best local dishes you must taste Pici and the Mount Amiata mushroom soup.
Must visit: the Orcia Wine road includes the areas of Abbadia San Salvatore, Buonconvento, Castiglione D'Orcia, Chianciano Terme, Montalcino, Pienza, Radicofani, San Casciano dei Bagni, San Giovanni D'Asso, San Quirico D'Orcia, Sarteano, Torrita di Siena and Trequanda.