San Gregorio situated few steps far from the historical centre of Pienza and from Cultural Natural Artistic Park of Val d’Orcia.
The Agriturismo is a starting-point for excursion to small and medium town full of history, art and culture. One of the most important is Pienza, a jewel of the Renaissance architecture and urbanism wished by pope Pius II, the medieval village of Monticchiellowhere every year takes places a form of popular theatre, San Quirico d’Orcia, with its marvellous Collegiata Church, Castiglione d’Orcia with the near fortress d’Orcia, Montalcino with its monuments and the Brunello, Montepulciano with its palaces, churches, works of art and the vino Nobile, Chiusi and its famous Etruscan museum, moreover abbeys like Abbey of Sant’Antimo and the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore with the frescoes of Sodoma and Signorelli.
Nearby there are important spa such as Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, Chianciano Terme, Rapolano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni…
Other natural attractions are the landscape of Val d’Orcia, which is suitable to make trekking, excursion with bike or horse riding,Monte Amiata, Trasimeno Lake and Bolsena Lake.
In less than an hour it is possible to reach Siena, Arezzo and Perugia.
In the environment there are always concerts, shows…and it is possible participate, especially during the summer, to the several and important folkloristic and cultural manifestations (Fiera del Cacio Fair of the cheese, Bruscello, Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, Festival della Val d’Orcia, Bravio delle Botti, Festa del Barbarossa).
Curiosity: some products of Pienza are celebrated: Cacio Pecorino, Porchetta and sweets like “serpe” and “ricciarelli”. First courses:pici. Second Courses: fegatellial finocchio o all’alloro .