Posted by: Debra Kolkka | May 3, 2019

Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta…again

This tiny chapel sits outside the village of Vitaleta in beautiful Tuscany. The Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta has to be the most photographed chapel in Italy…as I have said before.

We stopped for another look after our recent visit to San Quirico d’Orcia. The chapel is on the road between San Quirico and Pienza. There are a couple of places to park on the side of the road where you get a great view of the chapel.

The weather was patchy the day we were there and the look of the chapel changed by the minute.

There are gorgeous views of the countryside around the chapel as well.


You can see Pienza in the distance.

One day we will walk to the chapel.


  1. Gorgeous countryside!

    • Some of the most beautiful in Italy.

  2. Quaint little chapel.

    • It is in lots of photos.

  3. It’s a nice walk. We do it often.

    • It was very busy the day we were there. We will go when there are fewer people about.

  4. Pretty much the iconic Tuscan photo Deb.

    • Yes, it is the photo everyone wants.

  5. It is a pity that they had to remove the beautiful statue of the Madonna by Andrea Della Robbia and take it to San Quirico where it is better protected. There is a yearly festival in honor of the Madonna in early September

    • It would not have been safe there.

  6. Beautiful landscape !!

    Being in a perfect location the chapel which will ensure some peace of mind for sure 🙂

    Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day 🙂

  7. I have seen this chapel about 6 years ago, on my trip to Tuscany, its such a treasure.

  8. This is what everyone envisions Tuscany to look like. I’ve never seen it that green before.

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