Tuscany – the most beautiful view points in the Val d’Orcia. Part 2

Val d’Orcia stretches to the south of Siena, at the foot of an extinct volcano Monte Amiata is a land of dream for every enthusiast of photography and one of the most popular region in Europe for outdoor shooting. It comes from here majority of famous views printed on postcards. After more than two and a half years since the publication of post „Tuscany – the most beautiful view points in the Val d’Orcia” I invite you to its continuation. Another famous panoramas and practical tips on where to go and what place you choose to snap by yourself the most popular views of this part of Tuscany.

Tuscany – the most beautiful view points in the Val d’Orcia

Agriturismo Baccoleno





This beautiful agroturism and leading to it winding road planted with cypress trees, it’s a private property, with gate which prevents unauthorized entry. There are two ways to photograph Baccoleno. The first is a photo shot from the road, with a good zoom lens you will get a similar effect as in the pictures above. Just get out of the car and approach the fence in place, which I have indicated on the map below.


Photo taken from the road without zoom.

There’s a second option, which gives you the opportunity to photograph buildings with access road in all its glory. You’ve to pass the gate, go about 50 meters and get a piece of the field, eg. on the right site. I remind you that this is private property, but like with a gate preventing access to the Capella della Madonna di Vitaleta (I wrote about it in the first post of vantage points), no one chasing photography enthusiasts with a pitchfork, and entry limit is likely to protect this extremely at the same time charming and narrow gravel roads from excessive movement.








Agriturismo Poggio Covili


Another agritourism decorated in the old traditional Tuscan buildings. Poggio Covili boasts perhaps the greatest row of cypress in a straight line across the Val d’Orcia. Place gives many possibilities for photography enthusiasts. The photo above, showing buildings with a cypress row lane from side (from the direction of Bagno Vignoni), I’ve done at sunrise on a hazy morning. Also popular is the double row from the front, but not only.




Foto Nicolo’Vedele

Poggio Covili can be also shoot from the other hand, especially at sunset this approach is very interesting. Unfortunately, battery in my camera after all day work was already dead, so Ishot by using the phone. This photo I made from a dirt road.


How to get to Poggio Covili? The farm is located along the SR2 near Bagno Vignoni.


Agriturismo Poggio Covili z drogi do Rocca d’Orcia



Photo Judith Kuhn


But the best point for shooting Poggio Covili is a hill, on which the road SP323 reach Rocca d’Orcia. On the map below I showed one of the places for a clicking photos, but the truth is that it’s best to find yourself a convenient point, and it’ll depend largely on the bushes, that cover the side of the road. But beware, without lens offering a high zoom you don’t have to count on the scene, such as this above. After all, I highly recommend the way to the Rocca, for a beautiful panoramas.


Panorama Pienzy


Beautiful Pienza seen from the bottom surrounded by green hills of cypress trees? Here you have! The proposal for people who aren’t afraid to enter into the bushes a few meters. Just driving through SP146 of San Quirico d’Orcia in the direction of Pienza turn right on gravel road heading for Agriturismo Cretaiole, then pass the buildings and move away approx. 1.8 km from the main road. This route can also be reached from the back to the famous chapel Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta what I wrote in the first post of vantage points (Capella – updated in 2014). Pienza from this place looks great.

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  1. Maurice

    Hello very good subject on Tuscany landescapes, fotos are awesome and the tips to go to the places are precious, thanks Natalia

    Bonjour, tres bon sujet sur les plus beaux paysages de Toscane, ça donne envie d’y aller et de laisser s’émerveiller par tant de beauté? très bons tuyaux galement pour arriver sur les points de vues extraordinaires. merci Natalia

    Oi, assunto ottimo sobre à Toscania, as paisagens maravilhosos, e o tipos pra andar no lugares sao preciosos, obrigado Natalia.

    16 października 2016 // Odpowiedz

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