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Location Podere il Moro

It is a wonderful place to be discovered.
Tuscany has always been one of the most popular destinations for world tourism. Because in Tuscany you will find everything: nature, wellness, art, culture, good wines and good food.
Podere il Moro is in the open countryside and a few kilometers from Siena, is located in a truly strategic place to visit well-known places and lesser-known villages of this incredible region. There are many trips to do in one day or even in a half day. These are just a few suggestions.

Where we are

Il Moro is located about 10 kilometers from Siena, in the Municipality of Sovicille, in the village of San Rocco Pilli, on the State Road 223 Siena-Grosseto.

About 10 km from il Moro Country Farm


Siena retains the charm of a medieval city. Its historic center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Piazza del Campo, with its particular shell shape, hosts the famous Palio twice a year (in July and August), an ancient horse race in which the city’s districts (contrade) compete against each other.

The Palazzo Pubblico (town hall) overlooks Piazza del Campo, flanked by the Torre del Mangia. (bell tower). Not far away, the Duomo and the Santa Maria della Scala Museum Complex with works by Michelangelo, Donatello and frescoes by Pinturicchio.

But Siena is not just art... in the centre you will also find many shops with typical products (leather goods, stationery) and pastry shops where you can taste ricciarelli and panforte, the typical Sienese sweets. From the town of San Rocco a Pilli you can go to Siena by public transport (bus Autolinee Toscane).

About 80 km from il Moro Country Farm


From Siena you can also reach Florence by public transport. Very good and frequent connections with direct runs both by bus and by train.

If you have never visited Florence it is really worth spending a day to do it. But it is also nice to return to Florence because it really offers a lot. History, art, shopping, typical crafts ... A symbolic city of the Renaissance, it is one of the jewels of Italy. Among its treasures: the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Santa Maria Novella, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio and the Uffizi Gallery (with works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo), which is the most visited museum in the world. The shop windows with the major brands of Florentine fashion, goldsmithing and craftsmanship make this city unique.

About 10 km from il Moro Country Farm


For lovers of villages, the town of Sovicille, where the farm is located, is waiting to be discovered. Among its treasures are the Pieve di Ponte allo Spino, the gardens of the Castle of Celsa and the park of Villa Cetinale which can be visited by appointment by contacting the Pro Loco (Tourist Information) in Sovicille.

About 25 km from il Moro Country Farm

Abbey of San Galgano

An impressive Gothic architecture between the grass and the sky. One of the most prestigious examples of Gothic-Cistercian in Italy, of which the perfectly preserved walls remain today. The abbey has no roof and floor, replaced by a lawn of grass. To increase the interest of the Abbey, the story of the hermit - the noble knight Galgano Guidotti - who later became a saint, and the hermitage of Montesiepi, inside which the mystery of Excalibur is preserved, the sword that San Galgano stuck in the rock when he decided to leave his noble life.

About 50 km from il Moro Country Farm

San Gimignano

To reach San Gimignano from il Moro, there are other places of interest, including Monteriggioni and Colle di Val d’Elsa, the city of crystal.

UNESCO World Heritage Site and set of many films by prominent directors (from Franco Zeffirelli to Kenneth Branagh), San Gimignano is known for its medieval atmosphere and its beautiful towers.

Today 14 remain, but once there were 72, raised by wealthy local families as a symbol of prestige. Among the things to see: Piazza della Cisterna and the Cathedral with Ghirlandaio's frescoes. You can shop for artisan products and taste the fine local white wine: Vernaccia.

About 40 km from il Moro Country Farm

Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Between the Crete Senesi and the green of the olive trees and woods, the Abbey of Monte Oliveto is an oasis of peace. Founded over seven hundred years ago, it hosts an industrious community of Benedictine monks with typical white robes, a symbol of devotion to the Holy Virgin Mary.
A very impressive complex from an architectural point of view. The cloister is one of the marvels of the abbey with a cycle of frescoes on the life of St. Benedict painted by Luca Signorelli and Sodoma. To see: the church, the monumental library and the refectory. It is possible to take part in the liturgical celebrations and listen to the ancient Gregorian chants, still in use by the Olivetan monks.

About 40 km from il Moro Country Farm

Montalcino and Val d’Orcia

Immersed in the magnificant landscape of the Val d'Orcia Natural Park, Montalcino is a town that has remained virtually intact since the 16th century. In its vineyards one of the most prestigious red wines of Tuscany is produced: Brunello.

About 20 km from Montalcino is Pienza, a true architectural jewel. Conceived as the "ideal city" of the Renaissance, it was created at the instruction of the Sienese nobleman Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who later became Pope Pius II. The project was carried out by Rossellino, under the guidance of the great humanist Leon Battista Alberti (he was responsible for the facade of Santa Maria Novella in Florence). In just 3 years a complex of beautiful and harmonious buildings were built.
The Middle Ages and the Renaissance meet in Montepulciano, a fascinating city in the Val d’Orcia, where the film New Moon, a sequel to the Twilight vampire saga, was filmed. Montepulciano, which is located about 30 km from Montalcino, is the production area of another excellent red wine, Nobile di Montepulciano.

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