Hotels to remember: San Quirico d'Orcia

Villa San Sanino

Montefollonico

From € 407.00

Montorio

Montepulciano

Hotel Palazzo del Capitano...

San Quirico d'Orcia

From € 86.00

Borgo Lucignanello

Montalcino

From € 125.10

Borgo Tepolini

Castel del Piano

From € 70.00

Locanda dell'Amorosa

Sinalunga

From € 210.00

Antica Casa i Sucinelli

Serre di Rapolano

Siena House

Torrita di Siena

Relais Villa Armena

Buonconvento

Casa di Bacco

Montepulciano

Follonico 4-Suite

Torrita di Siena

From € 230.00

Adler Thermae

San Quirico d'Orcia

Casa Fabbrini

San Casciano dei Bagni

From € 180.00

Fattoria Armena

Buonconvento

Toscana Laticastelli Country...

Rapolano Terme

From € 156.00

La Casa di Adelina

Monticchiello, Pienza

From € 93.00

Aia Mattonata Relais

Siena

From € 180.00

Locanda di San Francesco

Montepulciano

From € 200.00

Villa Cicolina

Montepulciano

From € 180.00

Locanda del Loggiato

Bagno Vignoni

From € 120.00

Villa Poggiano

Montepulciano

From € 229.00

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

Carlo Citterio

(Direttore)

Locanda dell'Amorosa

4 Star Hotels

Carlo Citterio

One of the beauties of La Locanda dell'Amorosa is that it is surrounded by some of the most lovely villages and hilltowns inTuscany, full of historic charm and artistic and architectural masterpieces. (Locanda dell'Amorosa) →

Stefania Salvini

(Proprietaria)

Montorio

Countryside Residences

Montepulciano is the pearl of the '500, walking through its streets you can see splendor lived during the Renaissance. The most evocative monument is the church of San Biagio and Montorio is located in front with a unique view. (Montorio) →

Gli Chef dell'ADLER

(Ristorante Gourmet dell'ADLER THERMAE)

Adler Thermae

5 Star Hotels

Gli Chef dell'ADLER

Walk and enjoy the amazing nature of the Orcia Valley, UNESCO World Heritage. More or 200 Km itineraries for walking or biking along panoramic paths with breathtaking views. (Adler Thermae) →

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