A visit to the fortresses, palaces and castles that are numerous in the Tuscany of the Val d’Orcia and Monte Amiata, territories rich in medieval history.

La fortezza di Montalcino-fortress of Montalcino

Fortress of Montalcino

Moving away a few kilometers from Mount Amiata and plunging into the splendid setting of the Val d’Orcia, the Fortress di Montalcino is definitely worth a visit. Built around 1300, incorporating the ancient city walls, the history of the Rocca is closely connected with the Abbey of Sant ‘Antimo first, and with the wars that…

La fortezza di Radicofani

Fortress of Radicofani

One of the places that we definitely recommend to visit if you are spending a few days on Mount Amiata is the fortress of Radicofani. Located about 30 kilometers from the top of the mountain, the fortress, or Rocca, dominates the homonymous village of Radicofani and the Val d’Orcia itself. The origin of the fortress…

Fortress of Tentennano

Not far from Monte Amiata, about 30 kilometers away, in the middle of the Val d’Orcia, the fortress of Tentennano, in the town of Castiglione d’Orcia, is certainly worth seeing. The fortress, which rises on a rocky spur, has origins that date back to the year 850 and for centuries was one of the most…