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San Quirico d'Orcia

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Address: San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
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Enchanting and often overlooked.

Completely charming and authentic village lesser known and appreciated than nearby Pienza or Montalcino. However we love it for its quiet and lovely streets and the Horti Gardens... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Gimignano, Italy
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San Gimignano, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Completely charming and authentic village lesser known and appreciated than nearby Pienza or Montalcino. However we love it for its quiet and lovely streets and the Horti Gardens. Wonderful restaurant for lunch or dinner Da Ciacco.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in San Quirico during our Val d'Orcia drive, and it was a sweet little place. We had lunch here, wandered a bit, then had some gelato. Without lunch, I'd recommend about an hour here.

Thank YoPhilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old town that is on an old long distance walking route to Rome ( like the Camino de Santiago in Spain). It's also on the Mile Migle Route and the old cars drive right through the town every year. Well worth a visit, and it's possible to find affordable accommodation in the old town. It is... More 

Thank ServalKat
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small walled village that is a little gem. There is not much to it except for a couple of streets, however the place has a charm all of its own. Parking is free, which is always a bonus, with a short walk into the village. It has several small shops, which cared for locals rather than tourists.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

When you visit San Quirico you know that you've stopped in a jewel of a magical place, seemingly frozen in the time of the Middle Ages. Cars are parked below the town and lots of it are car free walking only areas. Spacious parks and green spaces missing in most small towns. Stone buildings and walls with happy friendly folks.... More 

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This town is very nice, small, but with good options in accommodation and restaurants. A good choice to be in the center of Tuscany (but you need to be by car).

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Andelfingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Perfect location to start your tour around the region. Nice selection of smaller restaurants and caffee. Strolling around, shopping and enjoying tuscany life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A really pretty walled village which we stumbled upon while doing our Montalcino/Montepulciano trail. As we were leaving Montalcino we came upon this village and we were quite impressed by its characteristics as we were driving the car. Although we had not planned a visit we decided to stop and we spent about an hour an a half enjoying this... More 

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Kernersville, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited San Quirico on the same day as Montepulciano and Pienza, and it's so much more laid back than those towns. Of course, it was late afternoon when we arrived, so most of the day visitors had probably left. We found a merchant open who had some beautiful Tuscan and Val d'Orcia prints, so we didn't leave town empty-handed!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stopped here for lunch last year and liked it so much we decided to go back and stay with friends this summer. It's a quiet town without touristy pretensions, but so relaxing! The formal gardens are amazing

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