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Central Italy : Tuscany : Radicofani
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Radicofani is a city in the Val d'Orcia region of Tuscany, Italy. Postioned at the southern edge of the province of Siena, bordering with Lazio and Umbria, Sits on top of the mountain of Radicofani. Already known during the Roman empire, along the Cassia Road, half way between Roma and Florence. Renown for its pastures and meadows, Radicofani gives the best sheep milk to produce the “Pecorino” cheese, famous the world over. Together with Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia forms the renown “VAL D’ORCIA” that from the year 2004 is part of “UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE”

Get in

There are no public transports to Radicofani; Car is most appropriate; car hire in Chiusi at Hertz, right in front of railway station,

Get around

By car


  • The Fortress open to the public every day, from 9,00am till 7,00pm – home of the fierce warrior “GHINO DI TACCO” known as the Robin Hood of Val d’Orcia

(named also in the “Divina Commedia” – Inferno Cantico III) – last stronghold to defend Siena from the Florentine take over in 1566. On a nice clear day, from the top of the tower you can see the top of the tower in Siena.

  • The Church of Saint Peter dominating the piazza it is a great and refined Romanesque example of the past civilization, with important frescoes and with fine interior and marble floors
  • Theater
  • The Medicean Villa built by Ferdianndo I° de Medeci. Built as a Postal station, hald way between Roma & Firenze, along the antique Cassia road (SSR 2) – in a beautiful position with views over the valley “del Paglia”
  • La Via Francigena Radicofani, along the old pilgrimage road, where the Archbishp of Canterbury walked by in 995/999 – before the supposed “end of the world year 1.000” –

Carlo Magno passed by, with his army, and caught ill – (the legend says that he did not die due to a special herb from Monte Amiata) – he continued his conquering up north (approx 860 a.C)






three miles from Radicofani, secluded amongst centuries old cypresses and oak trees, where nature nestled a little corner of paradise; panoramic swimmingpool with breathtaking views over Val d'Orcia and beyond. 11 nicely decorated rooms and three apartments, all in a very tuscan contest and style. Outside activities: horseriding and tennis courts at 2 miles, walks, hiking, mountain bike, jogging, large gardens, olive trees, fruit trees, cooking courses, wine and cheese tasting, own production of extravirgin olive oil. restaurant with fresh pasta every day, tuscan and local specialities, own garden vegetables, barbeque

Get out

Visit Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Abbadia San Salvatore, Montepulciano, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, San Casciano dei Bagni, Cetona. Cities of Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano, Siena, Perugia, Assisi,Orvieto, Civita di BagnoRegio.

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