About Val d'Orcia
Inundated with crumbling castles and centuries old vineyards, Val d’Orcia is one of the most carefully cultivated regions in Italy, if not the world. It has been vigilantly tended by generations of Tuscan farmers since as far back the 14th-century. If you’re looking for an example of garden landscaping on a grand timescale, you’re in the right place!
With vast colour changes taking place throughout the year, Val d’Orcia’s ever-changing environment always offers something new to gaze upon. Fields of red poppies dominate in summer, while hay bales dot the yellowing landscape come autumn. Its giggling streams and rivers are carefully punctuated with cypress trees, providing scenic frames for the views across the countryside. It is really no wonder that Val d’Orcia is protected as a natural and cultural park.
Upon arrival, many visitors report a distinct sense of recognition. This is not surprising given how many painters have taken inspiration from this bucolic landscape. All our luxury villas in Val d’Orcia offer views across these refined and unmistakably Tuscan lands. However, you’ll also find them located close to a range of fantastic museums, stoic abbeys, ancient stone castles and even thermal baths. So go on and indulge yourself. After all, it’s the Tuscan way!
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You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.