Exploring the Orcia Valley in Tuscany

The place we are staying, Villa la Palazzetta, is in the Orcia Valley area of Tuscany. It is a wonderful place to stay. It’s way out in the country, beautiful and very peaceful. We had a great breakfast there this morning. All the baked goods were home made and delicious.

Breakfast at Villa la Palazzetta

After breakfast we went for a drive to see some of the Nearby Tuscan towns and countryside. First we stopped at Castiglione d’Orcia where we had eaten dinner Tuesday night

Castiglione d’Orcia

They are currently harvesting olives. The press in Castiglione d’Orcia looked very busy.

A box of freshly harvested olives.

Next we went to Pienza.


And finally Montepulciano.


It was so nice to have a crisp sunny Fall day. We decided to go back to Villa la Palazzetta where we are staying and spent the rest of the afternoon reading in the sun.

Relaxing and reading
Our view