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San Quirico

Introduction


San Quirico encompasses all the typical features of a Tuscan town and it dates back to the Middle Ages.
San Quirico is definitely an ideal place for relaxation. Some time ago it was positioned on the Via Francigena which made it a popular place for pilgrims to stop on their journey.
Don´t miss the stone sculptures of the Collegiata. This building houses a triptych by Sano di Pietro.
The main piazza in town is Piazza della Libertà. Near it you will find Horti Leononi (Picture 3) designed in the Italian Renaissance style, it is a Eden-type garden of paradise.

The tourist information office (tel. 0577 89 72 11; www.comunesanquirico.it; Via Dante Alighieri 33a; open 10am, to 1pm, 3-6pm Mon-Fri, to 1pm, 2-5pm weekends in Easter and Dec) provides plenty of information about the town and about the Parco Artistico Naturale e Culturale della Val d’Orcia. (www.parcodellavaldorcia.com)
The Val d’Orcia has been listed under the UNESCO World Heritage. Smooth hills rise and fall extending into the distance.
If you want to  taste some local products such as the Pecorino di Pienza, the cheese sold at Via Dante Alighieri 113b is good value.





 
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