Famous for the magic of its landscapes and its artistic heritage, Tuscany is widely thought to be the most beautiful of the 20 regions in Italy . Should you wish to adventure beyond the vicinity of the house, the wonders of this region await.

You might consider visiting the magnificent, world-famous cities of Florence, Rome and Pisa en route to Cenno or on your way home and beautiful Siena is only an hour’s drive away. 

The tiny hilltop Medieval and Renaissance towns of Montepulciano and Pienza are only a short drive away in the next valley. The house and garden of writer and philanthropist Iris Origo’s – La Foce perches on the clay hills of the Val d’Orcia. On Sundays, you may wish to visit the 12th Century abbey of San Antimo for Gregorian Mass. Everywhere you look sculpted vineyards criss-cross the rolling hillsides, and you can sample the local wine at Banfi or Montalcino, amongst other places. And if all that sounds too energetic, the Roman spa town of Bagno Vignoli with its steaming thermal pools is half an hour’s scenic drive away.