One of the beauties of La Locanda dell'Amorosa is that it is surrounded by some of the most lovely villages and hilltowns inTuscany, full of historic charm and artistic and architectural masterpieces.
L'Amorosa in Winter
Settle in by the fire with a good glass of wine in hand, enjoying the seasonal local meats, cheeses, and peppery newly-pressed olive oil.
Many visitors compare the landscape in the Crete Senesi to the surface of the moon, and there is a bit of truth to that comparison. The undulating badlands and clay formations formed by eons of wind erosion are eerily beautiful.
Located in the Val di Chiana and founded, according to legend, exactly 108 days after the Great Flood, Cortona is one of the most important cultural cities in the entire Chiana Valley.
The Castello di Monteriggioni was one of the most important defensive castles guarding against the invading Florentines, and its lookout towers jutting into the sky evoke an unmistakably Medieval air.
L'Amorosa in Summer
This is the season in which to enjoy a spectacular sunset from a different vantage point each evening, watch the bustling wildlife, take a dive in the pool, or set off for a long walk under the lime trees or through the woods.
An example of the perfect blending of a number of different architectural periods, Volterra has an Etruscan city gate, the Porta dell'Arco, Roman ruins, the Medieval Palazzo dei Priori, and a number of industrial archaeological sites...
A step back into Medieval history, this perfectly-conserved S-shaped village sits above the rolling Sienese countryside and boasts a Palazzo Comunale which is an almost exact replica of Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The view is unforgettable.
The Duomo, the Museum, and Palazzo Piccolomini (residence of Pope Pius II) are the three sights every visitor to Pienza should see. This pretty town is flat, so it's easy to visit the shops and artisan boutiques which line the streets.
Colle Val d'Elsa
This village is known for its excellent local wines, its organic farms, and its crystal production. The center is built on two levels and the town linked historically to the Via Francigena pilgrim route.