|Classic view of the Val d'Orcia at sunset|
In addition, there two not-to-be missed ecclesiastical structures - Sant'Antimo and Abbadia San Salvatore - plus innumerable castles, among them Castiglione d'Orcia. Another sight well worth a visit is Villa La Foce, a villa and farm created and made famous by Iris Origo and her husband, and still owned by their descendants. Monte Amiata, an extinct volcanic cone, dominates almost any view towards the south. The sights of the Valdorcia or Val d'Orcia of Tuscany, Italy, landscape and towns, are the highlight of many a trip to Tuscany so that we always advise our visitors to have two bases for their vacation in Tuscany, one in Chianti and the other in the Valdorcia.
Author: Anna Maria Baldini
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