I wanted to visit Tuscany for a few years now. I always try to combine cycling with breathtaking views of landscape and Tuscany is perfect for that, especially The Val d‘Orcia region. Endless photo opportunities are found in these villages and rolling hills.

The Val d’Orcia, or Valdorcia, is a region of Tuscany, central Italy, which extends from the hills south of Siena to Monte Amiata. It is characterised by gentle, carefully cultivated hills occasionally broken by gullies and by picturesque towns and villages such as Pienza, Radicofani and Montalcino. It is a landscape which has become familiar through its depiction in works of art from the Renaissance painting to the modern photograph.

Since I bought Nikon D800 last year I became more and more obsessed with photography and it goes along with my cycling trips very well. With a friend we made reservations at Cerrecchio Country House in a small town of San Quirico dʼOrcia. The medieval town of Pienza is only a few kilometres away and the famous Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta is in the immediate vicinity.

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Typical Tuscan Villa At Sunrise

Capella Di Vitaleta

The Chapel of our lady of Vitaleta, a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d’Orcia to Pienza

Farmlands Of Tuscany At Sunset

Farmlands of Tuscany below the medieval town of Pienza

Abandoned House At Sunrise

Sunset At Tuscan Farmlands

Medieval Countryside Of Tuscany