For guests with a bigger appetite for adventure, the wonderful sights of Tuscany are right at your fingertips. The areas surrounding Castello di Vicarello are packed with beauty, history, and culture.
Explore Monte Argentario
A unique, rugged area with a rich history and a seafaring tradition due to its coves and beaches. The two main towns are Porto Santo Stefano, and on the opposite side, Porto Ercole. In Porto Santo Stefano, enjoy a glamorous seaside stroll on the promenade, observe the boats in the harbour, or set sail for nearby islands.
If you are visiting in August, you can also enjoy the “Palio Marinaro”, an annual 4000m rowing regatta. In Porto Ercole, venture on a scenic hike to the peak of Mt. Argentario, or explore the restaurants, shops, and fisherman huts that make up the vibrant atmosphere of the town.
Castiglione della Pescaia
This medieval town is a renowned seaside resort, dotted with restaurants, cafes, and beautiful beaches. It is also a good starting point for bicycle trips on the coast or inland.
A charming fishing village that sits on a small promontory, overlooked by a medieval fortress. There are a few beaches, including one that is loved by sailors, surfers, and kite-surfers.
Characterised by volcanic tuff stone, the area of Pitigliano interrupts the typical Tuscan landscape of small farmhouses and soft, green hills. Explore ancient, narrow pathways carved into the tuff by the Ertruscans. Not far from here sits Lake Bolsena, a lake of volcanic and tectonic origin.
Setting foot in Sorano from the surrounding plains, you feel as though you have entered another world. Squeezed along the top of a rocky ridge, and overlooking the Lente river below, this town has stayed miraculously unchanged for the last few centuries. Over time, the blocks of tufaceous rock from which houses are built have taken on the same color as the cliffside, making for a picturesque landscape.
Home to an important Ertruscan necropolis, Sovana is an authentic medieval town with several monuments of interest to see, including ruins of an ancient fortress, and the charming Romanesque ‘Church of Santa Maria’. This small town won’t take long to explore, but will leave a lasting impression nonetheless.
St. Antimo Abbey
Not far from Montalcino, this Benedictine monastery is one of the most gorgeous architectural jewels from the Roman era still standing today. Beautifully immersed in nature, and built with travertine stone, this majestic abbey is a must-see.
Italy’s most romantic medieval city, this historic centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for good reason. Siena is well known for everything from cuisine, to art, to its unique medieval cityscape. Lonely Planet aptly describes Siena as a “giant, open-air museum celebrating the Gothic”. Siena’s central piazza, Il Campo, hosts the world-famous Palio, a horse race held twice every summer, and one of Italy’s most popular traditions.
Famous for its prestigious Brunello wine, Montalcino is a fairytale hilltop town with breathtaking scenery.
Gabriele D’Annunzio describes the panorama views from Montalcino as “the window sill of the Apocalypse”