RadicofaniVal d'Orcia region of Tuscany, Italy.
Positioned at the southern edge of the province of Siena, bordering with Lazio and Umbria, it sits on top of the mountain of Radicofani. Already known during the Roman Empire, it is along the Cassia Road, half way between Roma and Florence.
Together with Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia, Radicofani forms the "Val d'Orcia" that from the year 2004 is a UNESCO World Heritage site
The FortressHome of the fierce warrior Ghino di Tacco, known as the Robin Hood of Val d'Orcia (named also in the "Divina Commedia" – Inferno Cantico III) – last stronghold to defend Siena from the Florentine take over in 1566. On a nice clear day, from the top of the tower you can see the top of the tower in Siena.
The Church of Saint PeterDominating the piazza it is a great and refined Romanesque example of the past civilization, with important frescoes and with fine interior and marble floors
The Medicean VillaBuilt by Ferdianndo I° de Medeci. Built as a Postal station, hald way between Roma & Firenze, along the antique Cassia road (SSR 2) in a beautiful position with views over the valley del Paglia.
The Via FrancigenaRadicofani, along the old pilgrimage road, where the Archbishp of Canterbury walked by in 995/999 before the supposed end of the world in year 1000, Carlo Magno passed by, with his army, and caught ill – (the legend says that he did not die due to a special herb from Monte Amiata) – he continued his conquering up north (approx 860 AD).
Fattoria La Palazzina3 miles from Radicofani, secluded amongst centuries-old cypresses and oak trees; panoramic swimming pool with breathtaking views over Val d'Orcia and beyond. 11 nicely decorated rooms and three apartments, all in a very Tuscan context and style. Outside activities: horseriding and tennis courts at 2 miles, walks, hiking, mountain bike, jogging, large gardens, olive trees, fruit trees, cooking courses, wine and cheese tasting, own production of extravirgin olive oil.