Discover the Val d’Orcia along the Via Cassia

Discover the Val d’Orcia along the Via Cassia

The Via Cassia is an ancient consular road that still connects Siena with Rome, as it did in the Roman Age. A historical road, where the past travels next to you. A road that calls you to drive slowly and awakens the pleasure of following an extraordinary landscape. The Tuscan landscape that everyone dreams of.
This itinerary starts from our charming Country Home Podere Salicotto, and along the Via Cassia, it allows for some pleasant stops in the most beautiful villages of the Val d’Orcia.
After leaving Podere Salicotto, the first stop is Buonconvento, then we proceed towards Bagno Vignoni and Radicofani.

Along the Via Cassia in the Val d’Orcia

visitare buonconvento via cassia e val d'orcia

1. Buonconvento

Our journey starts from Buonconvento, a place of meetings and exchanges since ancient times. It’s a medieval village with rectangular plan, bordered by a wall that surrounds buildings of great importance.
Learn more on what to visit in Buonconvento.
After passing Buonconvento, shortly after Torrenieri, the Via Cassia passes next to one of the most famous view of the Val d’Orcia: the group of cypress trees that emerge from the undulating hills.

Bagno Vignoni val d'orcia e via cassia

2. Bagno Vignoni

After passing San Quirico d’Orcia the Via Cassia leads us to Bagno Vignoni, with its magnificent Piazza delle Sorgenti, a square entirely occupied by a huge tank of thermal water. Bagno Vignoni is a unique thermal village, with several spas and the Mills park. From here begins the most spectacular stretch of the Via Cassia. It is possible to take a short detour to visit Castiglione d’Orcia and Rocca d’Orcia. Find out more.

podere salicotto slow travel in tuscany

rocca di radicofani

3. Radicofani

From Bagno Vignoni continue to follow the Via Cassia surrounded by ​​cultivated fields as far as the eye can see, up to the crossroad for Radicofani. Then move upwards to the splendid fortress of Radicofani, from whose tower you can enjoy an incomparable view over the whole Val d’Orcia. Radicofani had a fundamental strategic importance for the control of the Via Francigena and the history of this village is linked to the infamous Ghino di Tacco, a Sienese Ghibelline rebel. 

San Casciano dei Bagni

4. San Casciano dei Bagni

Our itinerary ends, with a small final deviation, in San Casciano dei Bagni. The perfect place to complete this journey and relax in the thermal water that flows at the foot of Mount Cetona, surrounded by nature and history.