Hotels to remember: San Quirico d'Orcia

Borgo Lucignanello

Montalcino

From € 414.00

Fattoria Armena

Buonconvento

Villa Poggiano

Montepulciano

Follonico 4-Suite

Torrita di Siena

Villa San Sanino

Montefollonico

Relais Villa Armena

Buonconvento

Montorio

Montepulciano

Casa Fabbrini

San Casciano dei Bagni

Borgo Tepolini

Castel del Piano

Relais Osteria dell’Orcia

Castiglione d'Orcia

Villa Cicolina

Montepulciano

La Casa di Adelina

Monticchiello, Pienza

Locanda del Loggiato

Bagno Vignoni

Hotel Palazzo del Capitano...

San Quirico d'Orcia

Casa di Bacco

Montepulciano

Adler Thermae

San Quirico d'Orcia

Siena House

Torrita di Siena

Antica Casa i Sucinelli

Serre di Rapolano

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

Angelica Piccolomini Bandini

(proprietaria)

Borgo Lucignanello

Historical Residences

Angelica Piccolomini Bandini

Amazing views of the Tuscan hills; delicious local dishes combined with Brunello wine from Montalcino; plenty of art and history in all its villages. Welcome to this stunning region between the Orcia Valley and the Crete Senesi! (Borgo Lucignanello) →

Giancarlo Iorizzo

(Direttore)

Toscana Laticastelli Country Relais

3 Star Hotels

Giancarlo Iorizzo

There's no place quite like this: a finely conserved 13th century hamlet transformed into a hotel. An authentic Tuscan treasure chest custom-made for lovers of sport, wine and wellness. (Toscana Laticastelli Country Relais) →

Antonino de Pasquale

(Proprietario)

Borgo Tepolini

B&B and Homes

Antonino de Pasquale

Castel del Piano - Emerging Rural Destination - Winner of 3 awards Eden Project for European Destinations of Excellence: between the slopes of the Amiata and the gentle valleys of the Val d'Orcia. Art, culture, welfare and good food. (Borgo Tepolini) →

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