Travel Photos of Tuscany, Italy

New travel photographs of Tuscany, Italy and panoramic photos of Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy.

The Val d’Orcia (or Valdorcia) is in the Province of Siena in the Tuscany region of central Italy and in 2004 Val d’Orcia in Tuscany became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are more panoramic photos of Tuscany, Italy and travel photos of Val d’Orcia Tuscany Italy coming soon.

Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino. Having a strong linguistic and cultural identity, it is sometimes considered “a nation within a nation” (Wikipedia).

“The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. Its gentle, cultivated hills are occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza (rebuilt as an “ideal town” in the 15th century under the patronage of Pope Pius II), Radicofani (home to the notorious brigand-hero Ghino di Tacco) and Montalcino (the Brunello di Montalcino is counted among the most prestigious of Italian wines). Its landscape has been depicted in works of art from Renaissance painting to modern photography” (Wikipedia).