In the heart of the Val d'Orcia

San Quirico d’Orcia is – in this area so famous for its stunning landscapes – one of those places that must absolutely be visited

The Chiesa della Collegiata, Palazzo Chigi (17th century), Palazzo Pretorio, and the old Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala (12th century) are only a few of the historical sites that one can admire and get to know, all set in the context of the reigning local tranquility and natural harmony.
The Horti Leonini – Italian gardens renovated around 1540 by Diomede Leoni – contain exhibitions of contemporary sculpture.

The cypresses of San Quirico, meanwhile, have become a true icon of the area. They are located on a hilltop that dominates a section of the Via Cassia which runs through the northern portion of the territory, in the area known locally as 'I Triboli'.
The trees are emblematic of the naturalistic landscape, not only in the immediate area, but throughout Tuscany.

parallax background
 

BAGNO VIGNONI

If there was ever a town in Tuscany that managed to escape the typical hordes of tourists and retain a peaceful sort of existence from former times in the beautiful Val D'Orcia, that town would be Bagno Vignoni. This small village is famous for the central Piazza with its medieval thermal bath, which, filled with water that comes from natural hot springs, creates an incredible atmosphere for all those who come to visit.

Also, be sure to go see the Parco dei Mulini just behind the village, which can be easily located by following the series of canals that runs down to the pools below. But don't expect to find any touristy restaurants here, there are only small trattorias that serve typical local cuisine and the wines of the region, including Nobile di Montepulciano, and Rosso Orcia DOC.
We would also recommend that you take the time to sample the Pecorino sheep's cheese from neighboring Pienza, with a little local honey, of course!

BAGNO VIGNONI

If there was ever a town in Tuscany that managed to escape the typical hordes of tourists and retain a peaceful sort of existence from former times in the beautiful Val D'Orcia, that town would be Bagno Vignoni. This small village is famous for the central Piazza with its medieval thermal bath, which, filled with water that comes from natural hot springs, creates an incredible atmosphere for all those who come to visit.

Also, be sure to go see the Parco dei Mulini just behind the village, which can be easily located by following the series of canals that runs down to the pools below. But don't expect to find any touristy restaurants here, there are only small trattorias that serve typical local cuisine and the wines of the region, including Nobile di Montepulciano, and Rosso Orcia DOC.
We would also recommend that you take the time to sample the Pecorino sheep's cheese from neighboring Pienza, with a little local honey, of course!