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Overview of the Via del Pellegrino

Via del Pellegrino is the visionary project of the talented couple Giorgio and Ilaria Miani. In the late 80ies they started buying and renovating the most beautiful abandoned farmhouses in the Orcia valley, and their taste and sense of quality has taken rental houses to the next level. Giorgio and Ilaria’s houses in the Orcia valley are well known among the rich and famous and have been published in the most renowned interior design magazines all over the world (House&Garden, World of Interiors, Elle Decor, Coté Sud, etc.)

Giorgio and Ilaria have given their project the name Via del Pellegrino which means as much as Pilgrims’ way. In the year 957 the Archbishop of Canterbury Sigeric crossed the Orcia valley on his way to Rome. The diary he kept during his travels contains the earliest reference to the Via Francigena, the great medieval road from France to Rome that led pilgrims to the heart of Christianity, passing through the Val d’Orcia.

Many castles, towers, rest houses or simple peasants houses fringe the road that stretches along the valley.  Today, some of them have become vacation houses for aficionados of the Val d’Orcia.

Via del Pellegrino represents a real exception in our portfolio. It is not an estate, but we admire the vision of the project and the high level of restoration of the houses. Staying in one of these holiday rentals is an exceptional experience.

Ilaria Miani is a well established interior decorator, you can find out more about her work by visiting her website


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