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San Quirico d'Orcia

Address: San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Civic Centers, Historic Sites, Historic Walking Areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Cesena, Italy
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730 reviews 730 reviews
378 attraction reviews
1,574 helpful votes 1,574 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

when you enter this town you definitely turn back in time. it seems like you go back to medioevl time. very recommended

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Gorgeous hill town in Tuscany. We had a lovely lunch in a restaurant here. It is a lot less touristy than some of the other medieval towns in Tuscany. Worth a visit - have lunch and stroll around the town.

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Giessen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

have a walk through the historic center - look in the rose garden and the park - drink a prosecco in one of the bars and feel good

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London
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195 reviews 195 reviews
6 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Far less touristy than most of the towns in the area, was great visiting on a Saturday when all the locals were out shopping in the market and eating in the restaurants. The streets are beautiful but the crowning glory is the garden by the town wall - incredibly atmospheric place with statues and grass mazes.

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San Francisco, California
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32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We rode bikes here from Pienza, the perfect Renaissance town, to find this perfect medieval hill town. Quiet and charming during parts of the day the place can seem deserted, but in the early evening the passeggiata starts and you see many grey haired inhabitants

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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Great shops, awesome restaurants, beautiful architecture. It really is all that we thought a Tuscan town would be like, just beautiful.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have spent 3 nights in a farm house in San Quirico Dorcia. It was a fantastic experience and we just regret that we have planned only 3 days instead of a full week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is Italy when it is best. A small and friendly town where you can stroll around and feel the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

San Quirico is a perfect little Tuscan town. It includes many wonderful restaurants and very friendly people. There are also numerous hotels in this town...bursting with local flavor. Though not as touristy as other hilltop towns, this only adds to it's charm. It is in a perfect location to explore the surrounding Val d'Orcia and the great Tuscan towns nearby...from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

San Quirico is one of those Italian hilltowns that is increasingly hard to find. Charming, quiet, uncrowded, peaceful and yet steeped in Italian history that dates to the Etruscan times. The food and wine of tuscany is legendary and SQ is no exception. There are a couple of really fine restaurants two of which have a Michelin ratings that we... More 

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