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San Quirico d' Orcia

San Quirico d' Orcia - On the northern edge of Val d'Orcia, San Quirico d'Orcia has grown up on the site of the medieval village of Osenna.

In 1256 it became part of Siena's territory, and today it still appears to us with its original medieval street plan.

Located in a strategic position along the Via Cassia (and the old Via Francigena), San Quirico d'Orcia was often the residence of imperial bailiffs.

In its town centre, encircled by fortified walls, a stop should be made at the Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta with its magnificent Romanesque-Gothic doorways as well as at the Misericordia and Santa Maria di Vitaleta churches, at the Palazzo Pretorio (town hall) and at Palazzo Chigi.

The Horti Leonini gardens are a splendid example of giardini all'italiana: they were designed in about 1540 by Diomede Leoni and periodically host temporary exhibits of contemporary sculpture.

A final stop should be made to admire the Santa Maria Assunta church, the Giardino delle Rose (rose garden) and the centuries-old Scala hospital.

How to reach San Quirico d' Orcia: From Siena, near the train station, take direction Buonconvento > Monteroni d' Arbia. After Buonconvento follow direction Rome and find San Quirico exit on your right.

Where is San Quirico d' Orcia: is located in the south of Siena province. See the map

Nearby: Visit Val d'Orcia, Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Monticchiello and Montepulciano.

Distances: Siena 40 Km - Florence 105 Km - Pisa 150 Km - Arezzo 70 Km

Correct name is San Quirico d' Orcia
Common mistakes are San Quilico, Quicico, Quirrico, Quinico, Ocia, Orgia, Orzia

 


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