Siena
San Quirico d'Orcia
Interesting
San Quirico d'Orcia The Essential
Interesting
Still surrounded by ramparts and monumental gateways, San Quirico owed its prosperity in the Middle Ages to its strategic position on the Via Francigena which passed through the Orcia valley, linking Rome to the wealthy regions of Northern Europe. This illustrious past can still be seen in the magnificent Collegiata and the Festa del Barbarosa (third Sunday in June) which commemorates the fact that Emperor Frederick Barbarossa received emissaries from Pope Adrian IV here in 1154.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for San Quirico d'Orcia
Collegiata
Collegiata
This admirable Romanesque-Gothic
30 minutes
Orcia Valley
Orcia Valley
The River Orcia runs south of San
240 minutes
Porta ai Cappuccini (Gate)
Porta ai Cappuccini (Gate)
From the outside, this 13C gate
30 minutes
Palazzo Chigi
Palazzo Chigi
Despite its poor repair, the past
15 minutes