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Val d’Orcia can be reached by car in 30 minutes and is easily recognisable from the landscape of hills and characteristic cypress trees. Hills, villages and historic sights of extraordinary charm are watched over by oak forests, olive groves and wheat fields. In the vineyards surrounding Montalcino, Rosso and Brunello wines are produced. The area comprises the municipalities located in the south of Siena Province: Radicofani, Sarteano, Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico and Castiglione d’Orcia. Places to visit include the Abbey of Sant’Antimo, one of the most important monasteries in Tuscany, the Collegiate Church of San Quirico, and the characteristic city of Pienza, famous for its architecture. As well as wine and cheese, the typical products of the area include saffron and quality olive oil.