Three things to do in autumn between Torrita di Siena and Montefollonico
Autumn, the most nostalgic season it’s here. Summer is now over and the usual home-office routine returns with it.
But autumn is the ideal season to discover new places and make new experiences. Ideal climate and zero overcrowding stress at the peak of the season.
So here are 3 things to absolutely do between Torrita di Siena and Montefollonico in this wonderful autumn climate.
1- Go along the Vin Santo path by bike or on foot
7 km of pure wonder. An enchanting route suitable for everyone, from the oldest to the youngest to discover the ancient route that connected the two castles of Torrita and Montefollonico. Starting from Torrita, you will be able to discover the ancient vicissitudes of Ghino di Tacco, the “Gentleman Brigand” born of a noble Torritese family, narrated by Boccaccio in the Decameron and mentioned by Dante in the Divine Comedy, but also the Cistercian monastery of Santa Maria in Follonica (known as Il Conventaccio), today reduced to extremely fascinating ruins. Along the way there are 5 areas equipped with benches and signs that tell the story of Torrita, Montefollonico and its most famous people who have walked it.
For more information follow the link https://torritadisienaliving.it/il-sentiero-del-vin-santo/
2- Foliage in the woods.
We all know this is the perfect time for the best Instagram photos, so how not to mention the most instagrammable place of all? At Parco il Tondo a few steps from the historic center of Montefollonico you can witness the spectacular change of leaves. Parco il Tondo is a wood of holm oaks and cypresses arranged in a circular manner, it was built by the wife of a Sienese nobleman in the mid-nineteenth century. On typical autumn days with clear skies, it is possible to admire a breathtaking view, you can see much of the nearby Val d’Orcia, Mount Amiata and Lake Trasimeno on the opposite side.
3- Taste the new oil
Autumn is not just a time of foliage, magnificent colors and sweet chestnuts. Autumn is also new oil. The olive harvest has begun and so the new oil is also arriving.
So don’t miss a tasting of freshly squeezed Extra Virgin Olive Oil and a visit to an oil mill. It is the best time to learn the characteristics of perfect EVO oil, such as color, spicy flavor and its unmistakable scent.
Book a tasting lesson here with lunch or dinner with a dedicated menu https://www.valdichianaliving.it/en/tours/educational-tour-extra-virgin-olive-oil
These are just 3 good reasons to explore Torrita di Siena and Montefollonico. So, pack your bags and come and discover autumn with us!