The best itineraries to explore Tuscany

The surroundings of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano

Excursions in the nature park


Orgiaglia farmhouse is situated at the gates of the Berignone – Tatti Nature Reserve, covering about 4,000 hectares in the Protected Areas of the Region of Tuscany.


The direct contact with this great resource regenerates the inner and physical energy, gives the pleasure to discover Nature still intact, expands its cultural heritage.


It is an evergreen forest of Mediterranean maquis that hosts:

  • important specimens of oak, holm oak, arbutus; mushrooms and truffles
  • rare flora species including orchids and wild lilies
  • numerous animals observable directly or by trace: roe deer, fallow deer, fox, squirrel, porcupine, badger and various birds;
  • minerals, rocks and fossils from lake deposits of the Upper Miocene.


For your excursions we can provide you with a map of the territory that includes the itineraries to be covered on foot, by mountain bike or on horseback:

  • itinerary 2B Dispensa dei Tatti-Fonte della Venella: educational trail and picnic area, evidence of human activity in the use of the forest: a charcoal burner and a woodcutter’s hut are rebuilt
  • route 10 to the Castle of Bishops, the “Torraccia”, X century, whose remains still evoke the memory of the medieval disputes between the Bishops of Volterra and the city, home of the medieval mint.
  • the ring that leads to the Castle of Luppiano and Orgiaglia.


at about 20 minutes


Volterra 20 km

Volterra and its beautiful surroundings are one of the richest reality of Tuscany attractions.

Historical tradition is combined with nature, which offers a truly impressive heritage.


In Volterra history has left its mark continuously from the Etruscan period until the nineteenth century, with artistic testimonies that can be admired walking through the streets of the historic center, but also visiting the city museums.

Volterra has an artistic craft unique in the world: alabaster.

San Gimignano

at about 40 minutes


San Gimignano is famous for its medieval towers that still stand out on its landscape, which earned it the nickname of Manhattan in the Middle Ages.


Of the 72 towers and tower-houses that existed during the golden age of the Commune, sixteen remain today. The oldest is the Rognosa Tower, 51 meters high, while the highest is the Torre del Podestà, also called Torre Grossa, 54 meters high.


at about 1 hour


The city is universally known for its artistic heritage and for the stylistic unity of its medieval urban furniture.


Famous for its Palio which takes place in the famous Piazza del Campo. Since 1995, the old town has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Other tuscan villages

Colle Val d’Elsa

at about 35 minutes

le mura ed il castello di colle val d'elsa

photo by TuscanyPeople

Rocca Sillana Pomarance

at about 1 hour

la rocca sillana a pomarance

photo by QuiNewsVolterra

Casole d’Elsa

at about 25 minutes

casole d'elsa

photo by QuiNewsVolterra


at about 45 minutes


photo by Polesine24


at about 1 hour


photo by MuseiValDiCecina


at about 50 minutes

photo by BBPlanet

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