The Crete Senesi hills and the Val d’Orcia are of a rare beauty, the seasons and the work of man creating ever changing patterns. Towards the famous wine-town of Montalcino, on their southern fringe, gently wooded valleys hide the precious secret of the sienese white truffle, for which the village of San Giovannid’Asso is the most important area in Tuscany. Here one can enjoy all the delights of fine wines, the best pecorino cheeses, and every other kind of fresh local produce, summer festivals, pageants, concerts and art exhibitions.. thermal baths, horse riding, tennis courts, restaurants and speciality wine bars are all at a short distance, and many historic sites and towns to visit.
This is the countryside of which everybody dreams when thinking of Tuscany : gently rolling hills, cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards, gardens of aromatic herbs, and breathtaking views on an unspoilt magnificent landscape.
Charming villages offer the satisfaction of discovering a special corner at every step, a small church or an unknown museum with precious art treasures . . . faithful to their architectural traditions, cherished by their inhabitants, maintaining a strong social identity.