Val D’Orcia, a hilly landscape with a particular morphology, dating back five million years ago. The top layers is a deposit of sand an clay, formed when the sea retreated, together with the lava of the Volcanoes of Radicofani and Amiata. The name is due to the river that flows throught the valley.
Men has learned to transform the environment, respecting a double landscape, one harsh and rugged of volcanic origin and the other composed by the soft Mediterranean Macchia. In the valley indeed there are examples of man’s genius and mastery such as the urban complex of Pienza and Montalcino, the Abbey of St. Antimo, the Rocche of Radicofani and Rocca d’Orcia, the Collegiate Church of San Quirico, the Granary of Spedaletto.
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