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Photo: Pastures in Val d'Orcia - Picture by David Butali

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Photo: Golden Tuscany Hills in Orcia countryside - Picture by Jiri Sebek

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Photo: Abbey of San Galgano by night - Picture by Michelangelo Di Schiena

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About Orcia

Tuscany cypresses on a Orcia HillOrcia pictures are among the most beautiful pictures of the Tuscany countryside. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004, Orcia was the movie set of international films like The Gladiator and The English patient, and indeed Orcia is a really widescreen beauty.

Take pictures of Val d'Orcia means photographing a magnificent wide-ranging landscape, rolling hills alternating with shallow valleys, a stone farmhouse here and a medieval town there dotting the top of a ridge, rows of cypress trees lining country roads.

An holiday in Val d'Orcia is not only a stay in an amazing Tuscan countryside, but it means also sightseeing wonderful art treasures such as the Abbey of St. Antimo, the Carthusian monastery of Pontignano and Pienza, the ancient village transformed into the Renaissance ideal city by Pope Pio II.

Other must-see places in the Val d'Orcia countryside are the abbey of San Galgano, in the nearby Val di Merse, and Bagno Vignoni where you can sightseeing the famous thermal water basin.

Foods and wines of this Tuscany land will give more flavor to your photo itinerary. Orcia is in fact known not only for its natural and artistic beauties, but also for the goodness of its cheese and the quality of its wines, most notably the Brunello di Montalcino and Nobile di Montepulciano.

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Photographers in Orcia

- Gianni Basaglia (see all Gianni Basaglia's Tuscany pictures: Florence Pictures, Orcia Pictures, Siena Pictures)

- David Butali (see all David Butali's Tuscany pictures: Apennines Pictures, Chianti Pictures, Coast Pictures, Maremma Pictures, Orcia Pictures)

- Michelangelo Di Schiena (see all Michelangelo Di Schiena's Tuscany pictures: Florence Pictures, Chianti Pictures, Orcia Pictures, Siena Pictures)

- Jiri Sebek (see all Jiri Sebek's Tuscany pictures: Orcia Pictures)

Must See Places in Orcia

Abbey of St. Antimo

Abbey of St. Galgano


San Quirico d'Orcia

Bagno Vignoni