Orcia is located in the province of Siena in Tuscany, central Italy. Since the Middle Ages, the border area of Orcia has been the only place for pilgrims to go to Rome. There are countless hostels, hotels, hospitals and post stations in the valley. For centuries, it has received a large number of pilgrims and tourists, which has facilitated their travel.
Pienza is a mini town. The only main street can be walked from beginning to end in less than 20 minutes. The scale of churches and palaces is almost negligible in Italy. So where is the rural scenery in the photo? I began to explore a little eagerly. Going out of the gate on one side, the terrain is slightly sloping downwards, and after another turn, the pastoral scenery of Tuscany under the mountain rushes over! Along the wide platform, you can overlook the scenery of the Orcia Valley, which is Tuscany in my mind! The setting sun has plated everything here with gold, and the mountains in the distance are shrouded in rosy sunset. Occasionally meeting tourists or local residents walking dogs, everyone also smiled and shared the quiet beauty.
起伏平缓的山谷、风景如画的丘陵地带，还有那星罗棋布的小镇和村舍，奥尔恰谷 （Val d’Orcia） 宛如人间仙境，是意大利托斯卡纳大区最优美的风光。
沿着一条小路，我们不知不觉走到了VIA santa caterina，皮恩扎城外的一条非车行道抬眼望去，震惊！惊叹！如梦似幻的托斯卡纳，就在你面前！奥尔恰谷在中世纪时期前叶，是佛罗伦萨、锡耶纳等重镇与罗马之间的必行之路，教皇在罗马布洗礼、祭祀、传教等，在某种意义上是整个意大利的指挥者，以罗马教皇为首，那时“教会权力”高于“帝国权力”，而佛罗伦萨、卢卡、锡耶纳等重镇则各自为政，甚至战乱不断。山谷中，医院、农舍、驿站众多，几世纪以来，这里保持着原汁原味的托斯卡纳风情地貌，星罗棋布的小镇和散布其间的村舍，形成具有历史，艺术，建筑，环境各方面综合特色的地带奥尔恰谷逐渐在世人面前展现自己的美