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CASTIGLIONE D'ORCIA: Country : Italy |  Region: Tuscany |  Province: Siena
Population: 2840 | Altitude 540 mt a.s.l  | Zip code 53041 | Area code 0577
 Distance from Siena 52 km, Florence 120 km, Rome 183 km

 
     
 

 Town information

 
  Castiglione d’Orcia is a picturesque Etruscan hill town of Val d’Orcia, in southern Tuscany, dominated by an ancient fortress. The town is the birthplace of the Sienese painter Lorenzo di Pietro,  nicknamed “Il Vecchietta” (1410).  
     
 

 Sights to see and things to do

 
 

The medieval parish church of St. Stefano and Degna, with the 15th century façade and works of the Sienese school among which “Enthroned Madonna and Saints” by Giovanni di Bartolomeo (1531). Worthy of a visit is the 12th C church of St. Maria Magdalene.
From the park of the Aldobrandesca fortress visitors can enjoy a great view of the village and Val d’Orcia (Orcia River valley)    

Nearby localities: Rocca d’Orcia with a 14th castle, interesting churches and beautiful piazza with 13th C cistern, Campiglia d’orcia, Rocca a Tentennano.

In the nearby thermal spas of Bagni San Filippo:  (Therapy: Aerosol - Baths - Aesthetic care - Mud-bath treatments - Hydro-therapy - Inhalations - Douching - Massages - Solarium - Natural hydro-massage - Curable diseases: Respiratory apparatus - Urinary diseases - Liver congestion - Metabolic ailments). 

 
Nearby localities: Bibbiano, Ponte d'Arbia, Monte Oliveto Maggiore
 

 Events and festivals in Castiglione d'Orcia

 
 

- Good Friday costumed religious procession along the streets of the village.
- May 1: Feast of Maggiolata
- Last weekend of July in Rocca‘Orcia - a gastronomic festival with traditional dishes. Historical recalling of medieval arts and crafts in the borgo.
- Sunday following the feast of the Assumption is the “Festa della Madonna delle Grazie”, religious  mass and procession, music, plays, dances, fireworks.

-Chestnut festival – Last Sunday of October (It’s possible to taste local and traditional chestnut recipes, historical recalling).Weekly market: Saturday morning
 

 
 

 Getting there

 
  By Train : the nearest train station is CHIUSI train station: Train schedules

By Air : International flights to Rome,  Pisa, Florence, or Milan.
The closest airport is Siena - Ampugnano Airport (only domestic flights)
 

 

 

Other interesting Tourist  Places,  lovely Towns,  Villages and art Cities close to Siena in Tuscany,

Asciano, BuonconventoCastelnuovo Berardenga, Castiglione D'Orcia, Cetona, Chianciano TermeChianti area, Chiusdino, Chiusi, Colle Val D'Elsa, Montalcino, Montepulciano, MonteriggioniMonticchiello, Monticiano, Monteoliveto, MurloPienza, Radda in Chianti, RadicofaniRapolano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, San Galgano, San Gimignano,  San Giovanni D'Asso, San Quirico d'Orcia, Sarteano, Sinalunga, Sovicille, Torrita di Siena, Trequanda, Val d'Orcia.

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