An agritourism between Umbria and Tuscany is an ideal choice for spending a holiday on the border between two wonderful regions, including them both in a spectacular itinerary. In just a few minutes from our agritourism you can reach not only the coastline of Lake Trasimeno, but also Chiusi, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Siena, Arezzo, Bagno Vignoni, San Casciano dei bagni and Cortona.
In this land bordering two regions you can combine relaxation, art, culture, food and wine. Choose our agritourism as your strategic location: between Umbria and Tuscany, you’ll find suggestive landscapes, hiking and biking itineraries, romantic vistas, cured meats, cheeses and typical products, hot springs – postcard locations in which films have been shot and which produce the best wines in the world.
Explore the Val di Chiana and get ready for a surprising adventure!
After breakfast, get in your car and in about 20 minutes you’ll be in Cortona, one of the most popular destinations in Tuscany. Like all of the towns in Tuscany close to our agritourism, Cortona deserves a whole day in itself. But if you want to just include it in a longer itinerary, then we recommend visiting the historic centre, the MAEC (the museum of Etruscan civilization, where pieces of inestimable value are conserved, such as the Statue of the Orator) and the Museo Diocesano, where you can admire works by Pietro Lorenzetti, Beato Angelico and Luca Signorelli.
Siena and Arezzo don’t need introductions, but we do have a suggestion: make sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you’ll need to walk a lot in both cities and take on ascents, descents and stairways.
A visit to Siena must include a look at the magnificent Piazza del Campo, where the famous Palio horse race is still run, and at the Cathedral. The Palazzo Pubblico, with its Torre del Mangia, is another sight you won’t want to miss, together with the Loggia della Mercanzia. Lose yourself in the narrow streets, look for the symbols of the different contrade and have fun as you discover unusual things: Siena is all about wonders.
Continuing your hypothetical journey through mediaeval times, you’ll find that Arezzo will conquer your heart. In this case as well, your visit should begin with the Cathedral, followed by a look at the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, Palazzo Pretorio and the Fortezza Medicea. The remains of the Roman amphitheatre will seduce you: it could hold up to 13,000 spectators. If your schedule is flexible, we recommend planning your trip to Arezzo when the antique market is held: the assortment of goods is usually great and varied.
Pienza is a must-see model town that was conceived and designed by Pope Pius II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini). Set in the middle of green hills and a wonderful landscape, Pienza is like a gem – perfect by definition. Have a look at the main buildings, walk along the Via dell’Amore and enjoy the panoramas of the surrounding areas. And don’t forget to try the pecorino cheese, which is as good as it gets here.
In the Val d’Orcia you’ll see landscapes that can’t be put into words. Cultivated fields stretch out before you as if they were painted. Green hills, woods, vineyards and olive groves combine to form a procession which is only interrupted by small perched villages.
To name just one of the picture-perfect sights here: the Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta, made famous not only by innumerable photos but also by the film Gladiator (which doesn’t show the chapel but everything around it).
Two destinations for those in need of serious relaxation: San Casciano dei Bagni and Bagno Vignoni. Both have hot springs, which are either open-air (free of charge) or situated in dedicated authentic structures, designed with the wellbeing of visitors in mind.
Montalcino and Montepulciano aren’t your ordinary small towns. The former is the home of Brunello, just 37 km from the latter. On your way from one to another you can admire the vineyards and stop for wine tastings.
Montalcino also boasts an enchanting fortress, which is often used to host festivals and performances. Here you can also explore the Teatro degli Astrusi and the Cathedral. Of course, these places should be visited before you move on to the wine tasting. (Ask us where to go: we’ll be able to recommend the right places and help you to book a tasting.)
Montepulciano was one of the settings for Twilight, a famous fantasy series. The site was chosen for its natural beauty, which has remained uncontaminated over the centuries. The palazzo comunale, located in the Piazza Grande, is the ideal place to begin your tour of the town, which should also include the Cathedral and the Church of San Biagio.
If you’re looking for a holiday in an agritourism on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, you’re on the right track. Book your stay and get ready for maximum relaxation: our agritourism with swimming pools awaits you!