Imposing stone and lush beech forests, alleys that climb into the heart of the medieval Tuscany and panoramas that open the eye on the volcanic massif called Mount Amiata and on the generous vine plantations that surround it.
Fifteen minutes by car or motorcycle from the Hotel More di Cuna Montalcino is displayed in all its histrionic, varied magnificence, a true jewel of the Val d’Orcia. Inside, hand in hand to the side roads that run along the slope on which it is built the village, cross glimpses of a powerful and evocative past and prospects of a curated contemporary elegance .
All around, nature in its more benign form: rolling hills, green meadows , fairy-like forests and, above all, rich vineyards, secular resource for the inhabitants of the region and magnanimous source of a wine known and appreciated throughout the world as culinary excellence, the famous Brunello, Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin (DOCG).
A precious mosaic of artistic, historical, cultural and environmental treasures that led UNESCO, in 2003, to declare the town and the whole valley a World Heritage Site, according to different, specific criteria among which stand out, for clarity and effectiveness, the fourth and the sixth :
- Val d’Orcia is an exceptional example of how the landscape was redesigned in the Renaissance period to reflect the ideals of good governance and to create an aesthetically pleasing image.
- Furthermore, the landscape of the Val d’Orcia was celebrated by painters of the Sienese school, which flourished during the Renaissance. Images of the Val d’Orcia – and particularly depictions of landscapes in which people are depicted as living in harmony with nature – have become icons of the Renaissance and have profoundly influenced the development of landscape thinking in future years.