A village to discover in Val d 'Orcia
San Quirico d 'Orcia is located on top of a hill in the beautiful Val d 'Orcia, Tuscany. The village, immersed in a landscape of olive trees, oaks and vineyards, dates back to the Etruscan era. Its current appearance is medieval and the historic center has paved avenues that open picturesque views.
The village is crossed by the Via Francigena and since ancient times has offered hospitality to pilgrims on the way. This is evidenced by the presence of the Hospital della Scala. Do not miss the Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giulitta, a Romanesque building with three splendid portals. Next to it stands Palazzo Chigi which today houses the municipality.
Take Via Dante Alighieri to reach Piazza della Libertà, the heart of the village. To see the Church of San Francesco which houses a Virgin attributed to Andrea della Robbia. Complete the visit with a walk to the Horti Leonini, a Renaissance garden around the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, designed by Diomede Leoni in 1540. Here you will find a statue of Cosimo III de' Medici and the remains of the medieval Torre del Cassero.
From San Quirico passes the Orcia Wine Route that allows you to discover a territory that produces excellent wine but also a delicious extra virgin olive oil.