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Gorgeous Castles, Towns and Gorges

Treat yourself and stay overnight at Castello Ripa D’Orcia (very reasonable with good food) and start an unforgettable hike from here. From Ripa D’Orcia, head toward San Quirico. Turn right down to the Orcia River and a travertine bridge that crumbled almost a hundred years ago.  Don’t ford the river, turn east to Bagno Vignoni, a truly romantic Roman era hot spring. Indulge in a half hour soak at Hotel della Posta hot pools then have lunch at Leone. Go back to Podere Molino and head along the river to Podere Montelaccio. Swing north toward Ripa d’Orcia and home to the castle.

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