Stay at the great winery Podere Il Cocco close to the historical town of Montalcino. We stayed one night in our camper in a dedicated parking area but the place also offers B&B accomodation.
Driving around in the Siena province is really something special. The nature Val d’Orcia is beautiful with green hills, cypress trees and old villages. No wonder that this region is one of Tuscany’s six World Heritage sites.
Visiting some of the smaller wineries is really recommended. While the bigger ones also offers good wine then they are less authentic and often very touristic. The same goes for the famous Montepulciano village which does have good view points overlooking all the wines but it is crowded with tourists and tourist shops.
We joined a wine tour followed by a really good lunch at Podere Il Cocco. We found the prices for food and wine to be reasonable considering the wine and surroundings.
Not far from Podere Il Cocco you can make a short drive to the iconic
cypress island depicted on the Lonely Planet Italy front page.
Travelling further North in the Tuscany region, we found another great little campsite in Barberino Val d’Elsa. Read our recommendation of Camping Semifonte.
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