Tuscany and Umbria by train. A treasure in the heart of Italy.

Panoramic itinerary between Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana Senese

Chiusi, Pienza & San Giovanni d'Asso - History and Tradition through the hamlets of Tucany

Driving across Valdorcia is a unique experience in every season. Before reaching Pienza, a rare example of Renaissance urban planning, a stop in Monticchiello is a must. Here, in the mid-1960s , the "Teatro Povero" came alive: a dramaturgical reality  involving all the inhabitants in the staging of works based on tradition and contemporaneity, that every year ,between July and August, gathers spectators from all over the world and that has made possible to set up a sort of museum-archive of the history of the Teatro Povero.

A natural passageway between the Val d'Orcia and the Crete Senesi, San Giovanni d'Asso is an important center for white truffles harvest. The Truffle Museum is dedicated to this precious product, with experiential paths involving all the senses.

A few steps from the museum, there’s the Bosco della Ragnaia, a woodland and garden park created by the American artist Sheppard Craige, where the wild beauty of nature well integrates with artistic creativity.

The beautiful urban structure provides a striking example of how around a castle a medieval village was built and developed, with churches of great historical and artistic value. San Quirico d’Orcia rises along the ancient Via Francigena and owes its charm to the medieval atmosphere, with picturesque views of beautiful churches and well-preserved buildings.

Here, in a land vocated to wines but also rich in cereals, there’ is a craft brewery that is definitely worth a visit. Cetona allows you to retrace a journey to the origins, thanks to the skilful reconstruction of a prehistoric village at the Archaeological Naturalistic Park and the presence of Prehistoric Caves.

In the historical center of Chiusi, in addition to the National Etruscan Archaeological Museum, the Underground City, with access from the Civic Museum, is worth a visit.

Price of the proposal € 409 per person (price does not include train ticket). Please contact us to receive a customised proposal.

 

What is included

Stay

2-night stay in a hotel in double room, breakfast included

Activities

1 lunch in restaurant in Pienza
1 lunch based on truffle in restaurant in San Giovanni d'Asso
1 visit and tasting at a brewery in San Quirico d'Orcia
1 lunch in restaurant in Chiusi

Transfer

3 days car rental (Toyota Aygo/Lancia Ypsilon, or similar)

Book from your departure train station

On request 

Freccciarossa - standard base rate
A: from Milano Centrale 05.00am to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 07.58am
R: from Chiusi- Chianciano Terme 09.09pm to Milano Centrale 11.50pm

On request 

Freccciarossa - standard base rate
A: from Bologna Centrale 06.05am to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 07.58am
R: from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 09.09pm to Bologna Centrale 10.38pm

On request 

Freccciarossa - standard base rate
A: from Firenze SMN 06.55am a Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 07.58am
R: from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 09.09pm to Firenze SMN ore 10.00pm

On request 

Freccciarossa - standard base rate
A: from Roma Termini 08.10pm to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 09.09pm
R: from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 07.58am to Roma Termini 09.10am

On request 

Freccciarossa - standard base rate
A: from Napoli Centrale 06.50pm to Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 09.09pm
R: from Chiusi-Chianciano Terme 07.58am to Napoli Centrale 10.20am

Notes

The offer is valid for a minimum of 2 people and includes the services as described above: 2-night stay in a hotel in double room with breakfast included, 1 lunch in restaurant in Pienza, 1 lunch based on truffle in restaurant in San Giovanni d’Asso, 1 lunch in restaurant in Chiusi, 3 days car rental with pick-up/drop-off at the train station in Chiusi-Chianciano Terme

Term and Conditions

Payment is due at the moment of confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

The amount is 100% refunded for cancellation requests received more than 30 working days before the arrival date.
Cancellation requests received less than 30 days before the arrival: not refundable.

Services

How to get around

We have activated a network of services to let you explore the entire area on you own, or to get to your destination from the train station, according to your own traveling needs.

At the page Services you will find information about bus lines, car rentals, taxis and the Valdichiana Grand Tour.