San Quirico d'Orcia (SI)

San Quirico d'Orcia is located on the Via Francigena, an ancient road between Rome and Canterbury, passing through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The Via Francigena was an important medieval road, pilgrimage route that connected northwestern Europe with Rome.

The town has a beautiful panorama which culminates with a severed medieval tower, a restored Romanesque church (a crucifix by Giambologna was preserved inside, now kept in the Montalcino museum, and a baptismal font from the 15th century, now in the Collegiate Church of San Quirico) and, next to the church, the real estate system (rebuilt in the early nineties) of the fifteenth-century Palazzo degli Amerighi, where the conspiracy against the Spanish oppressors of Siena (1555-1559) was hatched.

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La Collegiata
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Val d'Orcia

San Quirico also has some important churches from a historical-artistic point of view: in addition to the aforementioned Collegiate Church of San Quirico and Giulitta and the Romanesque Church of San Biagio in Vignoni, the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Bagno Vignoni , the Church and the Chapel of the Madonna di Vitaleta, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Oratory of Misericordia.

In the Vignoni hamlet there is an ancient castle, the Castello di Vignoni, almost uninhabited, formerly the residence of the Salimbeni in the 12th century, and subsequently of the Amerighi from the 14th century.