Project Description

Val d’Orcia

The beautiful Val d’Orcia, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. The Valley offers breathtaking panoramas, dreamlike views and many locations turned by photographers and directors into iconic movies such as Russell Crowe’s “Gladiator”. The Val D’Orcia is an ideal destination for a relaxing trip by van, with landscapes that fill the eyes and the heart, leaving indelible memories.

There are five municipalities within the Val d’Orcia Natural and Cultural Artistic Park: Pienza, Montalcino, Castiglione d’Orcia, San Quirico d’Orcia and Radicofani.

An accessible private van will offer roundtrip transportation from your hotel located in Florence or from the main stations/airports to Montalcino, heart of the Val d’Orcia.

The area enjoys a high flow of tourists all year round crossing the famous Via Francigena and the countless eno-gastronomic routes involving Tuscan delicacies such as wine, oil, honey, truffles, pici (typical Tuscan pasta) and Chianina meat.

Close to the Montalcino wine area, one of the most productive in Tuscany, lies the charming Borgo di Castello Banfi. In 2020, this hilltop small village was included among the exclusive Relais & Châteaux Association, along with other 580 unique fine and exclusive hotels and restaurants from all over the world.

This very accessible experience is organized in the Banfi Winery – located within the village – and aims at immersing yourself in an environment in perfect Tuscan style.

In the wine shop, you will have the opportunity to privately taste the finest wines and other unique local gastronomic products such as grappa, sparkling wine and extra virgin olive oil.

An expert bilingual sommelier will lead you into this sensory experience, combining Banfi’s own wines and local gastronomy with the aim of making you discover the history that made Banfi one of the best-known wineries in Italy and all over the world.

The prestigious wines offered by the winery are all characterized by a soul strongly connected to the territory: Brunello, Rosso and Moscadello are wines with a strong Tuscan identity, perfect to pair with both first and second courses of the local tradition.