Itinerary n. 5
The "Milky Way" in Val d'Orcia
( B.Vignoni - Poggio Bacoca
- Pieve di Corsignano
Terrapille - Acqua Puzzola - B.Vignoni)
Percorrenza: 4 ore Lunghezza: 18 km
Livello max. m. 306 Livello min. m. 240
itinerary describes a wide circle hust below Pienza among the
clay of Alta Val d'Orcia. The hiking route winds along the ancient
way of the Romea. For centuries, travellers of the "Grand Tour"
have walked on the Romea and have later documented their experiences
in travel books and diaries. That's why the title of this itinerary
reminds us of the movie by Bunuel about the Spanish Romea of Santiago.
Start in Bagno
Vignoni and follow the Orcia, then take the road of the Commenda,
leaving the farm Casellona to your left. Now you find yourself
on the ancient layout of the Francignea (Romea). Shortly after
you have reached the paved road, take the unpaved road, wich will
lead you to the farms of Casabianca, Poggio Bacocda and Costi
Lati,all built in clay. From there the path leads downhill to
the left and then, after the farm Poderi Novi, uphill to the fascinating
Romanesque parish church of Corsignano (XII century). From the
parish church of Corsignango, walking down to the valley, you
will come to the pretty farm of Terrapille.
The farm is situated in an elevated position and offers a gorgeous,
panoramic view of Pienza. From Costi Lati, continuing your walk
for about one kilometer downhill, you have to look for the municipal
road that will take you in the direction of Bagno Vignoni. If
you are not too tire, pay a visit to the castle Castello di Spedaletto.
It isn't far, once you are on the paved road.