Hiking tour in Val d'Orcia, the most picturesque part of Tuscany, with its cypress trees and rolling hills. Everyone still remember the masterpiece movie of Ridley Scott, when Russel Crowe as the Gladiator walk through the golden coloured grain fields but not everybody knows that these immortal scenese have been filmed just outside of the Reinaissance village of Pienza, south of Siena province.Now you have the chance to hike in the same paths, the real postcard landscape of Tuscany.
Meeting point in Sant'Agnese square in Montepulciano at 9 a.m. then short van transfer to Pienza, about 15 minutes driving distance.Leaving the town at our back we start the excursion in the heart of Val d'Orcia, following a panoramic path.It is a ring itinerary that touch some of the iconic sites of the valley, included the isolated Vitaleta church in the San Quirico d'Orcia area. • Hiking distance:10 km (6miles) for 3/4 hours of easy hike in gravel roads and paths. • Visit of the village of Pienza, the city of Pope Pius II, kingdom of pecorino cheese • Visit of the romanesque Pieve of San Vito e Modesto • Hiking in the roads of the movie Gladiator Mandatory: a good hiking attitude and a good healt, hiking shoes, adequate clothes for hiking in the countryside, backpack with 1.5 litre of water, snacks.