Known as the City of Author, because its illustrious fellow citizen Pius II Piccolomini wanted it as an example of an "Ideal City", designed by the most illustrious architects of the 15th century.
In its churches you can admire paintings by Signorelli, Duccio Boninsegna and Lorenzo di Pietro known as il Vecchietta.
The famous cheese “Cacio Pecorino” has been able to collect the flavors and the traditions of the many farmhouses of Val d’Orcia