Named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its visual beauty, the Val d’Orcia is a stunning area of rolling hills accented with the region’s characteristic pencil-point cypress. Early mornings can bring layers of fog, and late day light is warm and inviting. The small towns on hilltops become a focal point in most scenes and are intriguing to visit for their own sake. And in the evening, their soft light glows against the surrounding landscape.
Further north, San Gimignano is a beautiful town surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. When the fog rolls in, the valley below is an extraordinary sight.