The Icon of the Tuscan Landscape

Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta (San Quirico d’Orcia)

Explore Cappella di Vitaleta, an iconic symbol of Tuscany’s landscape. Located in the idyllic San Quirico d’Orcia, this beautiful chapel is perfect for a scenic walk and capturing the essence of the region.

Cappella di Vitaleta is a charming and picturesque chapel located in an idyllic position within the San Quirico d’Orcia area, just outside of Pienza. This small chapel is an iconic symbol of the Tuscan landscape, making it a perfect destination for a leisurely walk, photography, and to experience the quintessential beauty of Tuscany.

The chapel’s serene and scenic setting provides a captivating view of the surrounding countryside, ideal for both photography enthusiasts and those seeking a peaceful retreat. Its location in the heart of the Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, adds to its allure, offering visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and historical significance of the region.

Cappella di Vitaleta is one of the most photographed sites in Tuscany. Capture the iconic image of the chapel framed by cypress trees, with rolling hills and picturesque landscapes in the background.

Key Information:

  • Distance from Hotel: Approximately 30 minutes from Siena House
  • Time to Drive: About 30 minutes
  • Recommended for: Photographers, history buffs, nature lovers, and anyone looking for a peaceful, scenic walk
  • Best Time to Visit: Any time of year, though winter offers a particularly serene and picturesque atmosphere
  • Suggested Duration: An hour or two for a walk and photography
  • Itinerary Suggestions: Combine a visit to Cappella di Vitaleta with a trip to Pienza, San Quirico d’Orcia, or Bagno Vignoni for a day of exploration and relaxation