On any visit to central Italy, a trip through magical Tuscany is a must-do. For postcard-beautiful views of the rolling hills, tall cypresses and rambling estates that most people associate with Tuscany, head to the scenic Val d'Orcia. Some of the most interesting towns to visit in the Val d'Orcia are centuries-old Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino. They offer something for everyone, from fascinating history and breathtaking churches to charming shops and delicious restaurants.
When planning a trip to Italy, definitely consider spending some time exploring the regions of Tuscan and Umbria - you won't be disappointed.