Hotels to remember: San Quirico d'Orcia

Locanda dell'Amorosa

Sinalunga

From € 215.00

Fattoria Armena

Buonconvento

Siena House

Torrita di Siena

Villa San Sanino

Montefollonico

Villa Poggiano

Montepulciano

Follonico 4-Suite

Torrita di Siena

Montorio

Montepulciano

Hotel Palazzo del Capitano...

San Quirico d'Orcia

Relais Osteria dell’Orcia

Castiglione d'Orcia

Casa Fabbrini

San Casciano dei Bagni

Relais Villa Armena

Buonconvento

Locanda del Loggiato

Bagno Vignoni

Adler Thermae

San Quirico d'Orcia

La Casa di Adelina

Monticchiello, Pienza

Borgo Tepolini

Castel del Piano

Casa di Bacco

Montepulciano

Borgo Lucignanello

Montalcino

From € 134.10

Antica Casa i Sucinelli

Serre di Rapolano

Villa Cicolina

Montepulciano

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) →

Edoardo Giacone

(Proprietario)

Relais Villa Armena

Small Boutique Hotels

Edoardo Giacone

Villa Armena is located in Buonconvento, in the heart of the Crete Senesi. Center of great charm, Buonconvento is a member of "The most beautiful villages in Italy". (Relais Villa Armena) →

Carlo Citterio

(Proprietario)

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) →

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