There are stunning vistas aplenty throughout the Val d’Orcia region of Tuscany. Montepulciano was the second stop on our drive from Rome to Siena, and the view from this lookout was among the best we saw during our week in Italy. It was certainly worth the long uphill climb from the car park. So many of the quaint hilltop towns have car-free centres, and due to their geography there simply isn’t any other way to reach the sights other than on foot. But generally the tougher the climb, the greater the reward.
As we continued on our journey through the rolling hills there seemed to be a new town on the horizon at every turn. If I had the time I would endeavour to visit every last one of them. This region of Italy really has absolutely everything. Incredible beauty in its landscapes, buckets of charm in its towns alongside food and wine to die for. It’s undoubtedly my favourite non-mountainous region in Europe. I would return in a heartbeat!
Have you visited Montepulciano? Or any other Tuscan hilltop town? Which is your favourite? Have you driven through the Val d’Orcia? I’d love to hear from you!
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