Bagno Vignoni in the val d’Orcia is a 40 minute drive from Podere Sant’Angelo and is famous for its hot springs. This walk takes about 3 hours. You walk along the river Orcia, then up to the top of the hill above the village with wonderful views across the Orcia valley, as you come down again you pass through the lovely hamlet of Vignoni.
The path starts to the left of the water basins used by the water mills. Walk down to the wide path that follows the river (you can hear the river but you can’t see it). Continue past some old quarry buildings and keep right on the main path over some rocks into the woods. Follow the path along the bottom edge of a field. You come to a T-junction from where you can see the old suspension bridge to the left. Turn right and walk through the woods to the top of the hill where you see an old cemetery. Continue a little more then turn right to walk past a couple of ‘agriturismi’. There are views across the valley to Montalcino and Pienza. Stay on this road till you come to a junction where San Quirico is straight ahead and Vignoni is the the right. Turn right and you come to Vignoni. Walk through the hamlet, under the gate and along the path to the right which takes you back to the main path near the cemetery. Continue left and stay on this path till you reach Bagno Vignoni.