For garden lovers I recommend a visit to La Foce east of Monte Amiata. The garden here was designed in the 1930s for the Origo family by the English landscape gardener Cecil Pinsent. It is a mix of formal Italian style with box hedges and lemon trees and informal English style that blends into the surrounding countryside. There are spectacular views across the Val d’Orcia to Monte Amiata. When in flower (early spring) the over 100m long wisteria vine is a wonderful spectacle. From spring to autumn the garden is open on Wednesday afternoons.