A barren land, to paraphrase the poet Mario Luzi, dotted with ancient villages, rows of vines and breathtaking landscapes that frame the poignant and kaleidoscopic Tuscan countryside. It is the Val d'Orcia, a piece of open-air paradise listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Here, in the heart of this enchanted world, stands the Hotel Relais Osteria dell'Orcia, a true oasis of peace, an ideal destination to spend an exclusive and memorable stay abandoning yourself to the dazzling beauty of this magical place suspended in time and space. The Relais, which is located a few steps from the center of Bagno Vignoni, is housed in a historic building of the sixteenth century located along the Via Francigena. Welcoming, intimate and fitted with all modern comforts, its rooms and suites are furnished with handcrafted Tuscan style furniture that harmoniously blend with the colours and atmospheres of the Val d'Orcia and offer a breathtaking view of the hills that gently envelop this enchanting historic residence.
In a gentle embrace of silence, peace and pure beauty, Relais guests can enjoy beauty treatments and relaxing massages in the shade of a gazebo, refresh themselves in the wonderful panoramic swimming pool surrounded by cypresses, jays and centuries-old holm oaks or sip a drink in the lush garden, where during the summer you can also enjoy the delicacies prepared by La Vecchia Posta. The Relais Restaurant, in fact, offers guests the experience of a culinary delight made of authentic Tuscan flavours to be enjoyed with the best DOCG wines of the area. All menus, which also include recipes for celiacs and vegetarians, are seasonal and made with local and organic products, starting with vegetables, fruit and herbs that come directly from the garden of the property. And homemade is also the rich breakfast: a triumph of sweet and savoury delicacies ranging from smoked fish and Tuscan cold cuts to homemade cakes, jams and yogurt.
All the services of this romantic Relais are meant to offer guests a unique, relaxed and healthy holiday experience, where every sense is enlivened by the wonders of a rich and generous land and a passion for warm, professional and informal hospitality at the same time. Among the many experiences to live at the Osteria dell'Orcia there are cooking lessons, trekking, horse riding, truffle hunting and many other pleasant activities. For those who want to discover the surroundings, free mountain bikes are available and the support of the attentive staff of the structure will organize guided tours to the major historical sites of the Val d'Orcia and food and wine tours to prestigious wineries of local producers.