The discovery of the flavors of the Val d'Orcia also passes through museum itineraries that tell about its gastronomic identity. Among the museums in Montalcino, the Temple of Brunello offers an immersive experience made up of smells, sensations and virtual reality, while the Truffle Museum in San Giovanni d'Asso winds its way through an itinerary of legend and history, sensory experiences and techniques of use.
Fairs and festivals are ideal times to immerse oneself not only in the flavors of the land, but also in its most authentic spirit. Events such as the Orcia Wine Festival in San Quirico d’Orcia and the Benvenuto Brunello in Montalcino are a tasting paradise for wine lovers, while Castiglione d'Orcia celebrates the autumn fruits of the forest, such as mushrooms and chestnuts. Oil, the Tuscan prince of every meal, is the star of the event of the same name in San Quirico d'Orcia.
To live this World Heritage Site also means immersing oneself in its authentic tastes, often rooted in a peasant tradition that can still be found on the tables.