Hotels to remember: San Quirico d'Orcia

Borgo Tepolini

Castel del Piano

Montorio

Montepulciano

Locanda del Loggiato

Bagno Vignoni

From € 80.00

Villa Cicolina

Montepulciano

Adler Thermae

San Quirico d'Orcia

Antica Casa i Sucinelli

Serre di Rapolano

Fattoria Armena

Buonconvento

La Casa di Adelina

Monticchiello, Pienza

From € 94.00

Follonico 4-Suite

Torrita di Siena

From € 230.00

Villa San Sanino

Montefollonico

From € 440.00

Villa Poggiano

Montepulciano

Casa di Bacco

Montepulciano

Locanda dell'Amorosa

Sinalunga

From € 190.00

Hotel Palazzo del Capitano...

San Quirico d'Orcia

From € 66.00

Relais Villa Armena

Buonconvento

From € 199.00

Borgo Lucignanello

Montalcino

From € 134.10

Siena House

Torrita di Siena

Casa Fabbrini

San Casciano dei Bagni

From € 153.00

Travel ideas

San Quirico d'Orcia: introduction

San Quirico d'Orcia Hotel

San Quirico d'Orcia is situated atop a hill within the Valdorcia Nature Park, in an area of Tuscany which comprises the towns of Bagno Vignoni, Montalcino, Pienza, and Montepulciano. The origins of this ancient town date back to the Etruscan period. Around about the year 1000, San Quirico established itself as important town on the via Franchigena, the road linking Canterbury with Rome. It was in San Quirico d'Orcia that Fredrick I the 1st met with the pontifical authorities after his arrival in Italy to receive the imperial crown in 1154. In 1552 the troops faithful to Charles V chose San Quirico d'Orcia as military outpost from where to control the entire valley.

An imposing perimeter wall protects the town, accessed by a gateway, the only of the four original gateways to have survived the passage of time. The historic center of San Quirico perfectly conserves its medieval plan and a great number of impressive works of architecture such as the Romanesque Church of the Collegiata, with its three portals one of which attributed to Giovanni Pisano; the 17th century Palazzo Chigi; the Church of San Francesco which houses a Madonna by Andrea della Robbia; the Horti Leonini, splendid example of late 16th century landscape gardening; the intimate Romanesque Church of Santa Maria dell'Assunta and the Ospedale della Scala, once the refuge of pilgrims travelling along the via Franchigena.

San Quirico d'Orcia: suggestions from the hotels

Francesco Cresti

(proprietario)

La Casa di Adelina

B&B and Homes

Francesco Cresti

Monticchiello is located in the heart of Val d'Orcia, is a perfect starting point to visit the south of Tuscany. Pienza, Bagno Vignoni, Montepulciano and Montalcino are just some of the destinations that you can visit. (La Casa di Adelina) →

Stefania Vannozzi

(Proprietaria)

Fattoria Armena

Countryside Residences

Stefania Vannozzi

"Farm Armena " an ancient farm in 1500, is located in Buonconvento ancient village in the heart of the Crete Senesi, breathtaking scenery, vibrant colors and characterized by cypress trees along the avenue of entrance (Fattoria Armena) →

Fabio Firli

(Owner)

Follonico 4-Suite

B&B and Homes

Fabio Firli

Quality of living, tasting of small local produce, 2 of the most prestigious wine in the world, medieval hamlets, breath taking views. (Follonico 4-Suite) →

San Quirico d'Orcia: places to see in the area