Osteria dell’Orcia (Val d’Orcia - Siena)
Central Tuscany, Chianti, and Siena, Italy
Your home away from home and a Foodie Paradise in the heart of Val d’Orcia at this beautiful countryside hotel. The location is perfect for exploring the nearby small villages of the Val D'Orcia, such as Montalcino, Pienza and Montepulciano, as well as its many wine farms. The hotel has an amazing restaurant where everything is prepared fresh with all local ingredients, by their chefs, bread and pasta included! The swimming pool is just what you need after a whole day touring the surrounding countryside. Excellent breakfast buffet with home made cakes and local charcuterie. On request you can book a massage to enjoy in the beautiful garden that belongs to the property. You can also walk to the nearby village of Bagno Vignoni with its thermal waters and lovely 'osteria' eateries in under 10 minutes.
Relais Osteria dell’Orcia occupies a finely restored 16th century horse-and-carriage station, located along the Via Francigena. Here in the vicinity of Bagno Vignoni is where, in centuries past, pilgrims from Northern Europe traveling to Rome regularly sought rest and refreshment. In the late 19th century, following the collapse of the Peruzzi Bridge, the Inn was converted into a farmhouse. In the 1950s the building was vacated and left to fall into decline.
In the late 1990s, Osteria dell’Orcia Relais became the subject of an extensive restoration project, which successfully reinstated the building’s original charm and, at the same time, allowed for the careful integration of the latest in modern comforts and technology. Today’s Osteria dell’Orcia Relais is an intimate, four-star establishment, providing quality guest accommodation in just 16 bedrooms, each individually furnished in romantic Tuscan country style. The ancient Peruzzi Bridge has also been restored, allowing guests staying at Relais Osteria dell’Orcia to reach the center of Bagno Vignoni and the local Thermae on foot in just 5 minutes.
From its location in the heart of traditional Tuscany, with its landscapes, history and art, the hotel´s philosophy is to enhance the art of hospitality and good food with the excellence of wine produced from its vineyards, olives from its olive trees, by selected meat from local farms and with the taste of products grown in this valley. Their ambitious goal is to provide guests with the memory of taste, relaxation and personalized, yet professional service.
Welcoming and brimming with character, Osteria dell’Orcia’s classic rooms are tastefully decorated in typical Tuscan country style, with exposed wooden beams and traditional terracotta floors. From the windows, charming views of Bagno Vignoni and the surrounding hillside can be seen. Classic rooms all have bathrooms with hydromassage shower and a natural source of light. Approx. room size 16sqm.
Spacious and elegantly furnished, deluxe rooms are decorated with the colors of the Val d’Orcia countryside, which is visible through each and every window. Exposed wooden beams, terracotta floor tiles and bathrooms with hydromassage shower and natural source of light guarantee the perfect mix of old world charm and modern comfort. Approx. room size 19sqm.
Romantic canopied beds, exposed wooden beams, traditional, Tuscan terracotta floor tiles and a delightful mixture of antique and classic furniture, together create the exclusive atmosphere in Osteria dell’Orcia’s Junior Suites. From each window, gorgeous views over the Tuscan countryside can be seen. Bathrooms all have natural sources of light and large, hydromassage showers. Approx. room size: 23sqm
Providing the perfect introduction to the flavors and aromas of Tuscany, Relais Osteria dell’Orcia’s “La Vecchia Posta” restaurant serves the finest local cuisine, lovingly prepared using the very freshest of locally sourced ingredients and accompanied by an excellent selection of the region’s wines.
In warm weather, the patio provides a wonderfully panoramic outdoor breakfast room, where guests are treated to a generous Tuscan breakfast, with an enchanting view of Bagno Vignoni. During the day the patio transforms into a scenic sun deck where, on request, tasty snacks and light meals are served.
Relais Osteria dell’Orcia’s cellar houses an excellent selection of the wines produced in the area, including all the most highly prized vintages of Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano, Montecucco and Montereggio. In addition to the wines, the cellar stocks bottles of the superb, extra virgin olive oil made in this part of Tuscany.
Surrounded by a typically Tuscan landscape of ancient woods, vineyards and olive groves; close to the river Orcia and the recently restored Peruzzi Bridge which once linked the hamlet of Bagno Vignoni with the Via Francigena, Osteria dell’Orcia’s swimming pool is the perfect place in which to relax after a morning spent exploring the beautiful towns and villages of Val d’Orcia. Or in which to enjoy a leisurely sunset aperitif with that special someone. In the summer season, Osteria dell’Orcia provides a poolside bar service, serving drinks, snacks and light meals.