Things to do in San Quirico d'Orcia

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Things to Do in San Quirico d'Orcia


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  • j1000000
    Glastonbury, CT674 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area in the Tuscan countryside, within easy drive of all of the towns in the Val D'Orcia. Several nice small hotels, restaurants, and wineries to choose from in he town and within a 30 minute drive.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • AllanJGJ
    Wellington, New Zealand4,197 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a hidden gem! It's surprising how few English-language reviews there are of the lovely Bagno Vignoni as you would have to be a hard man (or woman) for this attraction not to bring a smile to your face, The large spa-pool around which the tiny hamlet is focused was built by the Medici in its current form, although it must be older as St Catherine is claimed to have taken the waters here. There's little else here except a few cafes and houses and a modern spa hotel. But look at the photographs of this place and if you are anywhere near you will want to visit to perambulate around the pool and sit in the sun with a coffee and a pastry. An absolutely delightful spot. We did as part of a circle drive of Montalcino, Abbazia di Sant'Antimo and Bagno Vignoni which created a brilliant day.
    Written October 11, 2019
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  • db7477
    Carlsbad, CA3,422 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed stopping at the chapel. The view of Pienza across the field where we parked was breathtaking. The chapel’s small and intimate and worth the walk. I confess; however, to be confused by the restaurant’s location next door… it must be relatively new and if so, it’s built too close to this iconic landmark and mars the prospect.
    Written June 24, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The main church of San Quirico d`Orcia dates back as far as the XII century. The exterior of the church is appropriate. The facade with the main portal corresponds to the time of construction, but the apse, which was rebuilt in the XVII century due to the expansion of the church to build a choir, does not correspond. The main portal is guarded by two lions, and above the entrance is a small figure of San Quirico, a Christian martyr of the IV century who died in childhood with his mother Juliet, after whom the village is named. Under it, on the lintel above the entrance, you will see two crocodiles. Crocodiles were considered a symbol of the devil's submission to God and the Virgin Mary. By placing them at the entrance, the architect of the church symbolized the expulsion of evil forces from the temple. Inside, the church doesn`t look as ascetic as outside. It has the shape of a Latin cross with one nave and chapels in the apse. Moreover, the apse was rebuilt in the Baroque style in 1653. The most notable work in the church belongs to the 15th-century Sienese artist Sano di Pietro in the north transept. The artist also placed the profile saint San Quirico in the company of the Madonna with Christ, angels and saints. The author of the first of the side portals of 1288 is even more famous. The authorship is also attributed to the Sienese architect, the author of the Sienese Duomo Giovanni di Pisano. And the last thing to pay attention to is the organ. Cesare Romani's organ is very old, from 1607.
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,861 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Horti Leonine is a public garden located on the site of the former fortress of San Quirico D'Orcia. The uniqueness of this classic Italian garden of the XVI century is that its owner Diomed Leoni, after whom the garden is named, built a garden without a villa, i.e. not for personal enjoyment, like, for example, the Boboli gardens in Florence, but for public needs. This was very unusual for a time when individualism and acquisitiveness were the norm of life for the Italian nobility.
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • Ogi0
    Sofia, Bulgaria22,314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We passed several times on the neighboring road, there were always many stopped cars. We checked, it turned out to be the most famous group of cypresses in Tuscany. We stopped and photographed them ...
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • Rudina
    Tirana, Albania30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Toscan experience ❤️
    Great red wines, mostly Sangiovese made with hard work and lots of passion from a local family.
    Written November 16, 2023
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  • Ana S
    Miami, FL9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not the typical trap “birra artigianale” . Nice place , great selection. If you are a beer lover this is a spot that you should not miss.... Italian are also masters in the art of beer.
    Written April 16, 2019
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  • Linda B
    Scotts Valley, CA223 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were interested to see the 17th Century frescoes of this Chigi Palace. It's next to the church on the Piazza Chigi, and it doubles as the administration building for the entire Commune. Admission is free, but there's no one to confirm it's really the Palazzo Chigi, so you just need to climb the massive staircase to the 'first floor' (actually about 3rd, given the high vaulted ceilings) and look at the rooms with the frescoes, which are kept rather dark. I needed to use flash to take photos of the frescoes. The Palazzo has modern facilities, but no toilet seat in the women's room. Young children would probably be bored, but for someone like me who has been interested in the music preserved in the Chigi family's presentation volume, called Chigi Codex, it was interesting to see.
    Written May 8, 2016
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  • Katie S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stopped by for a wine tasting, and the owners were very hospitable! The wines were great, the apertifs were great as well! We look forward to coming back! Highly recommend!
    Written November 4, 2023
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia33,861 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    When I saw the collegiate church of San Quirico, I thought it was the oldest church in the village. However, it turns out that the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is a century older. The probable time of construction is the second half of the XI century, so the style is Romanesque. I didn`t get inside this one-nave church because it was closed.
    Written April 25, 2024
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  • yankeerome
    Montefiascone, Italy122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We drop into this gallery the first time a few years ago. We were attracted to the intense and warm black and white photos. Each time we re-visit this area of Tuscany we make sure we drop me and visit this gallery. Dominique’s photo are warm, and beautiful and I would purchase them all if our house was bigger. He is a ‘simpatico’ and warm person and has joined the important photographers in Italy. We will be back!!!
    Written December 20, 2019
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