The Hotel Grifo is near Montepulciano, a small town between the fertile Valdichiana and the magic Val d’Orcia, famous for its production of oil, wine and wheat. The hotel offers the possibility to have a stay for relax and for peace and to visit cities of art, churches, museums, and to know our oenogastronomical culture made by our extra virgin oil, wines like the Chianti, the Nobile di Montepulciano and the Brunello di Montalcino or foods like the beefsteak and the sheep-cheese.
It is the ideal place to visit famous cities like: San Gimignano, Pisa, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, the San Galgano abbey, the Sant’Antimo abbey and the Monte Oliveto Maggiore abbey. Here around you can visit Chianciano, Montepulciano, Pienza, Sarteano, Cetona, Chiusi, Torrita di Siena, Sinalunga, San Casciano dei Bagni, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo and Trequanda which are all still preserving their historical culture.
The territory of the Valdichiana is the ideal place to make trekking, to ride horses and to make long runs with mountain-bike, crossing ways and paths with cypresses and pines, still walking through the typical tuscan landscape: olive-groves, vineyards, woods and cultivated fields. The Chiusi lake , the Montepulciano lake and the Trasimeno lake offer the possibility to fish, to make rowing, surf and bird-watching. It is also possible to make excursions by boat, which are very interesting and fascinating shows not only for the lover and the expert but also for the person looking for a direct contact with the wild nature of these environments.
This is the territory of the wine. You have the possibility to visit wine cellars and to taste famous and fabulous wines like the Chianti, the Nobile di Montepulciano, the Brunello di Montalcino, the Vino bianco dei Colli Toscani, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano, the Vin Santo di Montepulciano and the Orvieto Classico. Lots of oil-mills still work with an “ancient” art to make the famous Extra Virgin olive oil. Lots of dairies around Pienza offer the possibility to see how they realize the famous Pienza’s sheep-chess. You have not to forget the savory “chianina” meat which is, thanks to its strong characteristics, very selective and esteemed.
For shopping, the Valdichiana Outlet Village is located a few miles of our hotel.