itineraries

Up to 15 Km
  • Trevinano - 1 Km A castle, a handful of houses, two main roads and a few hundred inhabitants clinging onto a cliff: a matchless view over Monte Rufeno and right out towards the Val d'Orcia.
  • Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve - 1 Km Created in 1983, this is one of the largest protected green areas in central Italy. In addition to relaxing walks along the routes indicated, visitors should not miss the dream-like Sassetto Wood, or the interesting Flower Museum.
  • Selva di Meana Protected Nature Area and Villa Cahen - 1.5 Km One of the marvels of nature, spread out over the municipality of Allerona. Popular with hikers, but also ideal simply for a fun picnic in an area that is especially well equipped.
    Villa Cahen: built in beautiful Art Nouveau style. From the top, marvellous views out over the Val di Paglia.
  • San Casciano dei Bagni - 9 Km A spa resort on the slopes of Monte Cetona, renowned since ancient times and with a splendid little village to explore. Travel Leisure described the spa as “the most beautiful in the world in the most beautiful place in the world”.
  • Fighine Castle - 12 Km A splendid private castle dating back to the year 1000, at 650 a.s.l., between the Val di Paglia and the Val di Chiana.
  • Allerona - 12 Km Narrow little streets that climb up towards a marvellous view out over the green heart of Italy.
  • Acquapendente - 14 Km The name (sloping water) derives from its location in an area where many streams flow into the River Paglia. It was once a compulsory stopping-off point for the pilgrims of the Via Francigena once they had crossed the Via Cassia. The fine historic centre has been preserved intact, with the Benedictine Santo Sepolcro Cathedral, a Romanesque basilica that is home to a number of relics brought from Jerusalem.
From 15 to 40 km
  • Torre Alfina - 25 Km Listed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Torre Alfina is located at the southern edge of the Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, and borders on the monumental Sassetto Wood.
  • Cetona - 25 Km A square with the elegance of a drawing room, encircled by the red stone buildings that blend into the bright surrounding countryside.
  • Città della Pieve - 28 Km Sitting on a hill and built mainly in open brick, this is one of the most important Renaissance towns of the Val di Chiana.
  • Orvieto - 30 Km Perched atop a tufa cliff and with a cathedral that is a masterpiece of Romanesque-Gothic architecture, a trip to Orvieto is an absolute must.
  • Monte Amiata and its villages - 30 Km The Rocca Aldobrandesca is situated in Piancastagnaio at 772 m a.s.l.: from the fortress it is possible to move on to the Abbey of San Salvatore and the summit of Monte Amiata (1738 m a.s.l.).
  • Radicofani - 32 Km The famous Ghino di Tacco castle is perched at an altitude of some 900 metres, offering 360° views right across the Val d'Orcia, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004.
  • Bolsena and its lake - 33 Km The lake (of volcanic origin, formed 320 thousand years ago and with a circumference of 114 km) is the largest in the Lazio region and the fifth largest in Italy. On its shores are a host of beaches, with and without sunbeds and sunshades for hire, as well as superb fish restaurants. On the eastern shore is the charming tourist resort of Bolsena.
  • Bagni San Filippo - 37 Km This little town, with its warm sulphurous waters, can be found on the way back up the slopes of Monte Amiata from the Via Cassia.
From 40 to 60 km
  • The tufa area: Pitigliano, Sorano and Sovana - 43 Km In the Maremma area of Grosseto, south-east of the city of Grosseto itself, a wild, lunar landscape spreads forth, comprising the towns of Pitigliano, known as “little Jerusalem”, and Sorano, the Matera of Tuscany. The former capital town of the county that took in a huge expanse of land around it, the little village of Sovana boasts especially fine landscape and architecture.
  • Capodimonte - 46 Km Built around Palazzo Farnese, on the Capodimonte headland, this Renaissance village lies on the shores of Bolsena Lake.
  • Montefiascone - 48 Km The large Baroque dome of the Cathedral of Santa Margherita and the Rocca dei Papi fortress look down over the whole of the town, with splendid views of Bolsena Lake.
  • Bagno Vignoni - 48 Km Distinctive little village with a basin among the central group of houses to collect the spring waters from the subsoil.
  • Civita di Bagnoregio - 49 Km Reachable only by crossing a pedestrian bridge with views of the Valle dei Calanchi out on the horizon.
  • Castiglione del Lago and Trasimeno Lake - 50 Km In the province of Perugia, bordering on the provinces of Arezzo and Siena, is this village, listed among the most beautiful in Italy, which looks onto the largest lake south of the Apennines.
  • San Quirico d’Orcia - 52 Km Divides the Valle dell'Asso from the Val d'Orcia, with some fabulous scenery in the surroundings.
  • Pienza - 52 Km The Renaissance architecture commissioned by Pope Pius II has made Pienza a veritable jewel nestling amid the hills. Its historic centre was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996.
  • Montepulciano - 57 Km In south-eastern Tuscany, this gem of Roman origin looks out over lands that have been planted with vines for thousands of years.
From 60 to 120 km
  • TODI - 65 km An extraordinary mediaeval town that lies on the left bank of the Tiber. Also worth exploring is the road that crosses the Tiber River Park and runs through a narrow gorge from the jagged edge of Lake Corbara right to the town.
  • Viterbo - 65 Km The capital of the Tuscia area, with an old town of Mediaeval structure, later extended during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
  • Montalcino - 66 Km Over 3000 hectares of vineyards, this is the land of Sangiovese wine, very much a mecca for wine lovers and figures from the wine trade. Visitors must not fail to admire the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, an outstanding example of a Romanesque monastery.
  • Perugia - 66 Km The city walls, the old town, the Arch of Augustus (a marvellous example of the area’s Etruscan heritage), Porta Sole (the gateway perched above the mediaeval villages that make up the historic centre of the city), the archaeological sites. And much, much more besides.
  • Cortona - 85 Km South of Arezzo, on the border with Umbria, the art and culture of this town in the Val di Chiana make it especially popular with tourists.
  • ASSISI - 91 km The striking Gothic cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi, held within which are the remains of Italy’s patron saint. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • THE SEA AND THE TUSCAN COAST - 93 km The Tuscan coastal strip that looks onto the Tyrrhenian Sea, the sunset of Monte Argentario, the relaxing Feniglia beach and the delicious fish of Orbetello: above and beyond all this, however, the intense fragrance of the sea.
  • Arezzo - 97 Km Thanks to its strategic geographical position close to the Apennines, Arezzo has always maintained particular importance throughout the centuries. It was first an Etruscan town, then a Roman garrison and later a Free Commune.
  • Il Chianti Classico - 99 Km Some 20 Km south of Siena, the village of Castelnuovo Berardenga marks the beginning of the DOCG Chianti Classico area, where a culture stretching back centuries has scattered vines and olive trees all over a truly moving landscape.
  • SPOLETO 108 km From a Roman settlement to a praesidium of the Longobards, during the Renaissance Spoleto became a cultural centre of considerable importance, which it has deservedly preserved to this day.
  • GUBBIO - 114 km Palazzo dei Consoli, a sublime example of Gothic style representative of Gubbio’s historical significance, is a marvel visitors must not miss.
  • Siena - 116 Km Renowned worldwide for its artistic heritage, the historic centre remains unchanged from mediaeval times, and was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995.