San Quirico d’Orcia
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Walking in the characteristic medieval old town of San Quirico d’Orcia we can admire:
The circle of medieval walls, perfectly preserved and interrupted by 14 towers, which once served to provide greater protection to the village;
The Collegiate of the Saints Quirico and Giulitta, erected in the XII century on the remains of an ancient church, characterized by a beautiful Romanesque portal and many artwork of great value, Like a precious triptych by Sano di Pietro and the wooden choir of the XV century;
Palazzo Chigi, built in the XVII century for Cardinal Flavio Chigi on a project by Carlo Fontana, which presents numerous rooms painted by painters active in Rome between the XVII and XVIII centuries;
The Horti Leonini, the amazing Italian gardens built in the XVI century by Diomede Leoni, which once belonged to the Chigi family and which are partially delimited by the medieval walls of the town;
Very evocative medieval village located in the Val d’Orcia, Bagno Vignoni is known all over the world and destination for tourists looking for a wellness holiday, just for the many wellness centers and SPAs attached to the thermal baths dating back to Roman times.
The healing waters springs from the volcanic soil of the original thermal fount and fill the large tub located in the center of this village creating the “Piazza delle sorgenti”, a large thermal swimming pool that is the main square of the village.
The therapeutic properties of the waters of Bagno Vignoni were first discovered by the Etruscans – who left many traces in the area – and then by the Romans, who have always been lovers of thermal baths.
The thermal activity at Bagno Vignoni has become famous throughout Europe since the Middle Age, but the first evidence dates back to Roman times; The large bathtub accommodated in 500 A.D. illustrious characters such as Santa Caterina da Siena and Lorenzo de’ Medici.
La Val d’Orcia
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The Val d’Orcia to the south of Siena is one of the most beautiful natural and cultural landscapes of Tuscany and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Immersed in the picturesque hilly landscape, there are the famous wine producing areas of Montepulciano, Montalcino and the Renaissance pearl of Pienza. In Val d’Orcia you will find historic sites, castles, monasteries and abbeys, culinary delights and unique hospitality. With this APP you can make the most beautiful hiking or bike tours easily and safely and find useful information on the most interesting tourist attractions. For our users, we also offer a special service, surfing through smartphones during the excursion. Download the App.
Other beautiful places to visit in the area: Pienza, Montalcino, Radicofani