The Siena territory is just around the corner. Passing by Torrita di Siena, you’ll arrive in Montepulciano, the “Reniassance pearl” between the Valdichiana and the Val d’Orcia, home of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, as well as the Church of San Biagio, a wonderful example of Renaissance architecture by Antonio da Sangallo. While you’re in Montepulciano, make sure to stop by the historic cellar and wind down at the hot springs in the town of Sant’Albino, 3 km outside the city. Here, the sulphurous-salty-bromine-iodic-bicarbonate waters flow into open-air pools, nestled within an enchanting landscape.
Montepulciano is also a good jumping off point for visiting the Val d’Orcia and the Crete, followed by the beautiful Monte Amiata.