Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Walking in the Parco Naturale della Maremma




        Walking in chianti

Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

         Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

         Walking in the Crete Senesi



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata










Val d'Elsa

          San Gimignano

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone








Walking in Tuscany

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The Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo is the absolute highlight of this itinerary [1


Toscana | Galleria di immagini  
Walking from Sant'Antimo to Sant'Angelo Scalo


Podere Santa Pia is a large old rambling Tuscan farmhouse, located on a hill among olive groves, Mediterranean macchia, and vineyards in the heart of the Tuscan Maremma. A winding scenic road, just outside the village of Castiglioncello Bandini, is leading to this former cloister, hidden in a seduced valley.
The surrounding hills, crossed with dirt roads and secret paths are ideal for hiking.

The trail from the Abbey of Sant’Antimo towards Sant’Angelo in Colle is situated north of Podere Santa Pia. Take a walk on the strada bianche or dirt road to Sant’Angelo in Colle and have lunch at Il Pozzo or Il Leccio, or go to Pino in Sant'Angelo Scalo for delicious everyday fare. You can enjoy some exclusive wine tours and tasting experiences in the valleys below the abbey.


The trail

This is an itinerary in the great scenery of Brunello vineyards in the Val d’Orcia between Castelnuovo dell'Abate and Sant'Angelo Scalo. There is no difficulty in following the track. And a visit to the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, one of the highlights of romanesque architecture, is a must.

You are in the midst of some great wineries: Poggio di Sotto, Ciacci Piccolomini (Località Molinello) and Uccelliera Di Cortonesi Andrea (45 Localita' Pod. Uccelliera) are all nearby. Or check out Mastrojanni, owned by the coffee producing Illy family. Plan in advance to arrange a visit to one of these great Brunello wineries in the surroundings of Castelnuovo dell’Abate or on the way to Sant'Angelo Scalo. A map with some of the most particular wineries on the southern slopes of Montalcino can be found here.
There is an extended hike, continuing from Sant'Angelo Scalo to Poggio alle Mura.



Itinerary from the Abbey of Sant'Antimo to Sant'AngeloScalo


This itinerary starts at the very impressive Romanesque Abbey of Sant'Antimo.

You walk along dirt roads, through vineyards and woodlands to the beautiful walled village of Sant'Angelo in Colle, eventually stopping off along the route to visit wineries like Poggio di Sotto, La Palazzetta, and Uccelliera in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, and Ciacci Piccolomini D'Aragona, la Cantina Mastrojanni, Sesta di Sopra further along the road.

Your walk finishes near Caffè Sant'Angelo in Sant'Angelo Scalo, simply called da Pino by native Italians, and one of the best restaurants in the region, with a truly Italian atmosphere.

lenghth 12,50 km | Time almost 2,5 hours | gpx

Total climb     101 m    |    Total descent    305 m

In Sant'Angelo Scalo and Sant'Angeo in Colle you can take a bus back to Montalcino. The bus stop is on Strada Provinciali 14, code of the busstop is MM899.

Montalcino-Poggio Tagliatone-Sant'Angelo in Colle-Sant'Angelo FS

Sant'Angelo FS-Sant'Angelo in Colle-Poggio Tagliatone-Montalcino

Check this map for good bus connections | Mappa extraurbano Siena

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Abbey of Sant'Antimo

Map of the Brunello di Montalcino region | Member companies of the DOCG Brunello di Montalcino





For the final stretch, you can follow the path along the Orcia river.



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La stazione di Sant'Angelo-Cinigiano

Ex-stazione di Sant’Angelo Cinigiano, in stato di abbandono e in precarie condizioni di conservazione.
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Montalcino and Brunello Vineyards


Montalcino, Panorama   Montalcino vineyard - panoramio   Brunello di Montalcino vineyards



  Brunello di Montalcino vineyards, Montalcino  

Some of the most particular estates of the Brunello di Montalcino territory


Photo album Abbey of Sant'Antimo


Castelnuovo dell'abate, veduta   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 08   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 12
Castelnuovo dell'Abate  

L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo (Montalcino) [1]



Anello Abbazia di Sant'Antimo


Abbazia di Sant'Antimo,  L'altare maggiore e il crocifisso visti dal matroneo   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Il presbiterio visto dal matroneo   Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 43 - Archi del matroneo

L'altare maggiore e il crocifisso visti dal matroneo



Abbazia di Sant'Antimo - 42 - Il presbiterio visto dal matroneo



L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, Archi del matroneo [1]


Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, capitello con daniele nella fossa dei leoni del Maestro di Cabestan   Sant Antimo Kreuz   L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, giochi di luce sul soffitto

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, capitello con San Daniele nella fossa dei leoni,i del Maestro di Cabestany [2]



L'Abbazia di Sant'Antimo, giochi di luce sul soffitto


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The monumental cypress tree next to the Abbey of Sant'Antimo


Nature Train

From March to December, the Tuscan Nature Train gives you the opportunity to explore the Sienese countryside and villages in an unconventional way. Treno Natura 2018 offers various travel itineraries, strictly on vintage trains, discovering the most beautiful landscapes near Siena, visiting food and antique markets, exhibitions, the truffle museum and the truffle market in San Giovanni d'Asso, and on May 1st you a pleasant traditional festival in Sant’Angelo Scalo.
With the cooperation of Sienese Municipalities like Abbadia San Salvatore, Asciano, Buonconvento, Castiglione d'Orcia, Chiusi, Montalcino, Murlo, San Giovanni d'Asso, San Quirico d'Orcia and Trequanda.
For the exact dates check the calendar in the link below.


Il Trenonatura | Ferrovia Turistica della Val d'Orcia | Historical trains for events

Program Terre di Siena |



La stazione di Sant'Angelo Scalo, in stata abandonata (2017)


[1] Foto di Dongio, nel pubblico dominio.

Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Montalcino WALKING TRAILS | The best trials in the Val d'Orcia

Anello Abbey of Sant'Antimo
 | 7,53 km

Anello Montalcino - Abbey of Sant'Antimo | 24,07 km

Walking around Montalcino through the famous Brunello vineyards | 8,61 km

Walking from Montalcino to Sant'Antimo | 10,92 km

The best Val d'Orcia WALKING TRAILS

Walking in the Val d'Orcia | The best hiking trails in and around Montalcino

Walking in Tuscany | Walking From Montepulciano to Montefollonico

Walking in the Val d'Orcia | A Walk from Pienza to Cappella di Vitaleta | Spedaletto

Walking in Tuscany | Val d'Orcia

The best walking routes in Pienza, Tuscany | Anello Pienza - Cappella di Vitaleta San Quirico d'Orcia


Holiday accomodation in Tuscany

Podere Santa Pia is a large Tuscan country house sitting on a hill dominating the Valle d'Ombrone and the Val d'Orcia, two of the most beautiful valleys in Tuscany, 70 km south of Siena. This part of southern Tuscany, known as the Maremma, is a wonderfully peaceful and very beautiful unspoilt area, ideal for a quiet holiday.
Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills.

Case vacanza in Toscana | Podere Santa Pia

Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia


Podere Santa Pia  
Colline sotto Podere Santa Pia

Extended trail, from the Abbey to Banfi Castle

Walking from Sant'Antimo to Sant'Angelo Scalo and Poggio alle Mura | 17,14 km

Abbazia di Sant'Antimo. Il cipresso sembra accarezzare il campanile…


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