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The most instagrammable places in Valdichiana Senese

Nine must-see places for Instagram fans

Tuscany offers incredible locations for photos that do not need filters. Traveling in Tuscany you will have the opportunity to take home photos and content that will make your followers jelous of your italian holiday. From this point of view, in Valdichiana Senese there is plenty of choice. In this blog article we have selected the places that, in our opinion, are worth more than others and that you cannot miss in your Instagram feed.

1. Cetona

Cetona is ranked among the most beautiful villages in Italy. A small hamlet with the charm of a big city, the retreat of many personalities from the world of entertainment and Italian politics. Piazza Garibaldi looks like a natural walkway for wine bars, restaurants and very chic bars. Here the most beautiful shots are those on the walls of the village: going up towards the fortress there will be no shortage of Tuscan ideas and a wonderful panoramic terrace that offers unique sunsets.

2. San Casciano dei Bagni

San Casciano dei Bagni is also ranked among the most villages in Italy. For those who look for easy likes, you cannot miss a shot at Fonteverde, a Medici villa that now houses a luxury spa with panoramic swimming pools overlooking the Val d'Orcia. For those who prefer nature to luxury, on the other hand, they can enjoy the thermal waters in the natural pools at the foot of the village. An ancestral experience considering that the basins were part of an ancient Roman sanctuary dedicated to Apollo, whose excavations are in progress.

3. Sarteano

Wonderful landscapes await you in Sarteano, a village which offers ideas of great beauty for your content. First of all the Castle that dominates the entire village: here you can indulge yourself with landscape shots or let yourself be inspired by the medieval atmosphere to create some themed content. For the more refined, a few kilometers from Sarteano there is Castiglioncello del Trinoro, a widespread village that hosts Monteverdi Tuscany. The privileged position between the Val d'Orcia and the Valdichiana Senese allows you to take unique photos from a naturalistic point of view and, if you are passionate about design and luxury hotels, Monteverdi Tuscany will satisfy your hunger for super cool content.

4. Chiusi

A romantic shot at Lake Chiusi will be enough to arouse the curiosity of your followers who, surely, won't hesitate to ask you where is this place of incredible charm. A haven of peace and tranquility where the sunsets are reflected on the water, giving moments of absolute beauty. The best shots here can be taken while admiring the horizon, doing yoga or canoeing. If, on the other hand, you are passionate about food and wine shots, you cannot miss a photo with a plate of brustico, the local recipe proposed by the restaurants near Lake Chiusi.

5. Montepulciano

Montepulciano does not need many introductions and perhaps you don't need too many suggestions on what to do in Montepulciano, considering that it is one of the most instagrammed villages in Tuscany. Beauty is reflected in every corner and it becomes really difficult to choose which shots to post to document your Montepulciano getaway. But what absolutely cannot be missing in a gallery dedicated to Montepulciano? Surely the Temple of San Biagio, one of the wonders of the Renaissance just outside the historic center; the Cantina De' Ricci, the cathedral of Vino Nobile as well as one of the 8 underground cellars in the historic center of Montepulciano; the Pozzo dei Grifi e dei Leoni in Piazza Grande, the true symbol of the town. For the more romantics, however, a shot at sunset in Piazza San Francesco cannot be missed, where the beauty of the Val d'Orcia is on display.

6. Torrita di Siena

Torrita di Siena is an ancient village located on a hill which with its castle was subject to the defense of the republic of Siena. The most instagrammable spot in Torrita di Siena is “Lupaia” an elegant farmhouse in the Montefollonico countryside with an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the countryside. The evening is the perfect time to take some pictures, with the sunset and the soft lights of the garden, all your followers will be amazed. Also in Montefollonico, if you want to win followers and likes, you cannot fail to take a picture in the alleys of the jewel village or a beautiful pose at the colorful Teatro di Verzura overlooking the Valdichiana, in all its splendor.
For art lovers, on the other hand, a shot at the Oratory of the Madonna delle Nevi, a small church that houses a fresco of unforgettable colors, and the bas-relief "The Blood of the Redeemer" attributed to Donatello, kept inside the Church of the Sante Flora and Lucilla.

7. Trequanda

Villa Boscarello is the perfect place for Instagram content when it comes to Trequanda, together with Podere Collalto, a spectacular vineyard and winery where, in addition to discovering the most popular wines, you can enjoy a splendid view and have some photos taken with your company.

8. Sinalunga

Sinalunga was born on the hills of the Valdichiana and extends as far as the Crete Senesi. In Sinalunga you can take the most beautiful shots at the Villa Panorama farmhouse, a name that anticipates the beauty that awaits you. Another unmissable place in Sinalunga is the “Tenuta la Fratta”, originally a farm, today an estate open to hospitality with a farmhouse, a restaurant and a Chianina farm. Two shots not to be missed in La Fratta: the frescoes by Sodoma inside the chapel of the estate and, of course, a nice shot with a Chianina.

9. Chianciano Terme

If you visit Chianciano Terme, you obviously have to take pictures of yourself relaxing at the thermal baths, since the town's fame in this sector is of international caliber. Another location that lends itself to beautiful souvenir photos of Tuscany is the historic center, with the clock tower in the background.

We also invite you to visit the Valdichiana Living Instagram account.