What to see...

         Chigi-Zondadari Palace    

Collegiate Church of San Quirico   

    Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Rose's Garden  

              Horti Leonini           

        Cypress trees        

        Chapel of Madonna of Vitaleta

...and around San Quirico d'Orcia

  • Montalcino
    A tuscan hill town with a mediaeval centre. The fortress of 1361 forms the highest point of the town and dominates the surrounding valleys.
  • Pienza
    A small town situated in the southern part of Tuscany. It’s just 10 kilometres from San Quirico, 15 kilometres from Montepulciano and 20 from Montalcino, other two places that deserve a visit in this area.
  • Bagno Vignoni
    It is famous for its thermal baths. It was popular with the Romans (and probably the Etruscans) and rose to prominence again during the middle ages because of the proximity of the Via Francigena, the north-south pilgrimage route through the Italian peninsula.
  • Sant'Antimo
    The medieval Abbey of Sant’Antimo is situated 9 kilometres away from Montalcino, in the area of Siena and near the Via Francigena.

What to eat? ....Tuscan dishes!


salami and ham

"bruschetta" garlic bread

"Pici" handmade pasta

"Pici" with crumbs

Soup bread made with beets, red onions and white beans

Cheeses: "cacio", "pecorino", "ravaggiolo"

"Panforte"

"Ricciarelli"

"Cantucci e Vin Santo"