Discover the churches in Val d’Orcia and Mount Amiata. We propose a religious journey among the major churches in our area. From the famous Abbazia del San Salvatore of the almost homonymous village of Abbadia, to the most famous and visited church of Sant’Antimo in the municipality of Montalcino, passing through the churches of the Amiata and Valdorcia villages.

Cattedrale Santa Maria Assunta

Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta, Pienza Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta better known as Pienza Cathedral is in the city centre of Pienza next to Palazzo Borgia and Palazzo Piccolomini. The complex is located on the ancient Pieve di Santa Maria. It was built by Bernardo Rossellino commissioned by Pio II. In many ways, the structure is inspired by the Gothic lines of the Franciscan churches even…

Sant'Antimo - facciata

Abbey of Sant’Antimo

The Abbey of Sant’Antimo is an ancient monastery located in Castelnuovo dell’Abate, part of the municipality of Montalcino in Tuscany. Immersed in the lands of good wine there is a place of worship full of mysticism and history, it is the Abbey of Sant’Antimo. Let’s start immediately with a peculiar aspect as there is a legend surrounding the walls. It…

Santuario della Madonna del Soccorso - Montalcino

Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso

On the way to Montalcino is the Sanctuary of Madonna del Soccorso. A stop at the Sanctuary to invoke the Madonna del Soccorso is a must for all pilgrims visiting the Val d’Orcia. The building was built in 1330 on the place of the small church of Porta al Corniolo where an ancient panel depicting the Virgin Mary was displayed. Between…

Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta

Chapel of Madonna of Vitaleta

The most visited and photographed church in the Val d’Orcia is undoubtedly the Chapel of Madonna di Vitaleta which is nestled in the Tuscan countryside on a hill surrounded by cypress trees a stone’s throw from San Quirico d’Orcia . We recommend that you visit the evocative Chapel in different seasons of the year to…

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista Bagno Vignoni

Church of San Giovanni Battista

The church of San Giovanni Battista is located in the historic center of Bagno Vignoni in front of the large thermal water pool. The ancient parish church has a very simple facade and the interior is composed of a single nave. In the church are preserved: a painting of the Sienese school of the XVIII…

Chiesa della Madonna del Castagno

Church of the Madonna dei Remedi

Continuing our itinerary outside the village of Abbadia San Salvatore is the small church of the Madonna dei Remedi built in 1602. It might seem like a small church on the outskirts of the town and instead worth a visit to admire the beautiful frescoes by Francesco and Giuseppe Nicola Nasini. In the chapel on…

Chiesa della Madonna del castagno

Church of the Madonna del Castagno

The Church of the Madonna del Castagno is located in Abbadia San Salvatore and is located in the place where, according to tradition, an image of the Virgin Mary was found painted on a tile hanging from a chestnut tree. In front of the church a small clearing hosts a piece of land with a…

Piancastagnaio - Santuario della Madonna di San Pietro

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Pietro

The Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Pietro is located in the town of Piancastagnaio and stands in place of a previous church built in Romanesque style. A great peace envelops the Sanctuary, reminding the traveler that only in God can he find true rest and serenity. According to the legend, around 1500, a young…