Walking in Tuscany | Circular walk Montepulciano - Pienza - Montepulciano



Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Capalbio


Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

        Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

        
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

        Walking in the Crete Senesi

Grosseto


Manciano


Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Montalcino

Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata


Montepulciano

Prato

Scansano

Siena

          Fonti di Siena

Sorano

Sovana

Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia

          Montalcino

          Pienza

          Sant'Antimo

          San Quirico d'Orcia

          Radicofani

          Walking in the Val d'Orcia


Val di Chiana

         Montepulciano

         Montefollonico


Valle d'Ombrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
Walking in Tuscany

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If you start hiking from Piazza Grande, go down following Via Ricci until you get to San Biagio [1]

 

Toscana | Galleria di immagini  
     
   
Walking in Tuscany | Circular walk Montepulciano - Pienza - Montepulciano
   
   

Just across the border of the Val d’Orcia, but still within the spectacular panoramic scenery of this World Heritage site, lies the medieval town of Montepulciano.

Montepulciano is perched on a hill and the entire town slopes at a steep gradient culminating in the magnificent Piazza Grande which houses the Communal Palace and the main cathedral. The town offers many interesting medieval and Renaissance churches, and buildings to explore along with narrow side streets and alleyways that take you to magnificent viewpoints of the surrounding countryside. If you start hiking from Piazza Grande, go down following Via Ricci until you get to an intersection of three streets. Turn left under an arch where you should see a sign, “San Biagio”, and keep walking down, straight ahead as your road zigzags down to an arch, one of the former city gates.
A steep 20-minute downhill walk from Porta dei Grassi takes you to the photogenic Tempio di San Biagio, a travertine Renaissance church designed by Sangallo in the XVI century. From here you walk through the overwhelming scenery of the Val d'Orcia towards Pienza. This enjoyable small city is considered to be the incarnation of a Renaissance utopia and an ideal city.

 

   
   

 

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Circular walk Montepulciano - Pienza - Montepulciano

 

There is good parking for cars or campervans near the Church of San Biagio. Starting your hike here is a good option. If you prefer to start this itinerary from Montepulciano’s Piazza Grande, enter the city through the main street of Montepulciano, the Via di Gracciano nel Corso which stretches from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill.


Approximate distance: 26,5 km
Time: 5,5 hours
Total climb 801 m | Total descent 801 m



 
   

There is a single track variation of this itinerary, with a nice exploration of Monticchiello halfway.

Walking in the spectacular panoramic scenery of Tuscany | Montepulciano - Monticchiello - Pienza | 16 km | 3 hours | Total climb 551 m | Total descent 568 m | gpx

 

Tuscany landscape west of Siena

Walking in the spectacular panoramic scenery of Tuscany, betweenMontepulciano, Monticchiello and Pienza
[Photo by Norbert Nagel / Wikimedia Commons - License: CC BY-SA 3.0]

 

From Montepulciano to Pienza by Monticchiello

 

 

 

   

Photru gallery Montepuciano

Montepulciano

 

   
San Biago, Montepulciano, foto storica     Teatro della Società dei Concordi

San Biagio, Montepulciano, foto storica

 

 

Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi, Montepulciano

 

  Teatro della Società dei Concordi

Chiesa di San Biagio

 

 

 

 
San Biagio outside   Montepulciano - Madonna di San Biagio - Interior3   Chiesa di San Biagio, interno

San Biagio, esterno

 

 

San Biagio, cupola

 

  Chiesa di San Biagio, interno

Immerse yourself into the rhythms of la dolce vita on an unforgettable journey through the Val d’Orcia, explore the winding cipress roads and architectural wonders around San Quirico d’Orcia, Pienza and Montalcino with our Hiking suggestions.

Walking from Montalcino to San Quirico d'Orcia   Circular walk Pienza (Porta al Prato) - Spedaletto - La Cappella Vitaleta   Anello San Quirico d'Orcia - Capella di Vitaleta

Walking from Montalcino to San Quirico d'Orcia

 

  Circular walk Pienza (Porta al Prato) - Spedaletto - La Cappella Vitaleta   Anello San Quirico d'Orcia - Capella di Vitaleta
Anello Pienza - Bagno Vignoni   Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta   Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia
Anello Pienza - Bagno Vignoni  

San Quirico d'Orcia, Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

 

  Cypress trees in the Val d'Orcia


Trekking Val d'Orcia

Photographic impressions | Montepulciano / Walking Back To Montefollonico

 



Hidden secrets in Tuscany Tuscan farmhouses | Podere Santa Pia


Celebrare il dolce far niente
Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia

 

 

Montalcino, i cipressi di Casaltina

 

On a clear day you can see Corsica

Podere Santa Pia, view from the terrace. To the south is the little isle of Montecristo (on the left), the name of which captured the imagination of Alexandre Dumas. On a clear day you can even see Corsica (on the right), 250 km away


La pace e il panorama della mattina a camminare. Ogni tanto ci vuole proprio. Foto da @purple_first_lady

 

[1] Foto di Geobia, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 3.0 Unported license.