San Quirico d’Orcia is located in the amazing Val d’Orcia, Tuscany about 35 km from Siena and 80 km from Florence. The city is named after St. Quiriqus
In the Middle Ages, San Quirico d’Orcia is located on Via Francigena. Via Francigena is one of the main pilgrimage routes of the Middle Ages and connects northern Europe with Rome in the Middle Ages.
San Quirico d’Orcia map
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Things to do in San Quirico d’Orcia
It’s a tiny town that you can see in half a day. But you can stay here longer. San Quirico d’Orcia is a good base to explore this region of Tuscany. It is a central place to visit Pienza, Montepulciano and Val d’Orcia.
When I planned to explore this region of Val d’Orcia, I chose a comfortable villa.
Itinerary along San Quirico d’Orcia
It is best to leave your car in the free parking and upstairs to the gate.
As you walk through the city along the main street of Via Dante Aligeri, you will see all the main attractions of the city.
Then you exit the city and walk along the city walls to the same staircase.
Entering the city, you will very soon find yourself in Piazza Della Liberta. There is the church of San Francesco.
Turn left to Santa Maria Assunta. There are many shops and restaurants on the main road. Maybe it’s time for lunch.
Returning down the street, you’ll find yourself in Piazza Della Liberta.
There is a narrow entrance that leads to Horti Leonini. Horti Leonini is an old garden. This garden is an example of the Renaissance.
In the center of the garden is a statue of Cosimo III of Medici. The garden belonged to a certain Diomede Leonini, but today it is a public garden.
Follow Via Dante Alighieri in the northwest of the town.
Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta or The Collegiate Church.
The church was founded in the 8th century as a modest church for locals. The Cathedral Church was rebuilt in the 12th century according to the plan of the Latin Cross. The choir was added in 1663.
Most of the interior decorations that can be seen today go back to the 17th century. The bell tower was restored between 1796 and 1806.
There are no outstanding landmarks. I just like to walk around such small, old towns. San Quirico d’Orcia is one of them.
Where to stay
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The best Restaurants in SAN QUIRICO D’ORCIA
How did we rate these restaurants?
- Local food
- Located in the town
- Best by TripAdvisor
- Online booking (optional)
- Michelin rating
- Fonte Alla Vena. Details: 29 – 77 EUR. Tuscan. Bib Gourmand – Inspectors’ favorites for good value. Online reservations.
Trattoria Toscana al Vecchio Forno. Details: 25 – 55 EUR. Tuscan. The Plate – Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal.
Taverna da Ciacco. Details: 44 – 76 EUR. Tuscan. The Plate – Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal.
San Quirico d’Orcia Photos