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San Quirico d'Orcia, Italy
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All reviews san quirico small town old town few hours charming town bagno vignoni worth a visit hill town middle ages medieval walls main street via dante lunch or dinner off the beaten track great stop bar centrale be fair
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

a small cozy town, but a small square in front of the church, and a park behind. several good restaurants, and wine bars. a good starting point for the brunello area

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank codemister
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

My family and friends have visited and stayed in the town on a number of occasions. It is so historic. It’s also near other fabulous places to visit in the area such as Pienza and the Crete Senese (picture postcard Tuscany). Free parking too! San...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

I hate to even write a review about this town since it is not yet overrun with bus loads of tour groups. It is a beautiful, quiet peaceful town that we enjoyed very much. If you are driving and in the area, definitely make a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Very much enjoyed this town, architecture was interesting and not the throng of visitors that other major towns had

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paul h
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Recently returned from a weeks walking in Tuscany. The village was very special , quiet walled village, with a lovely atmosphere. A great location to visit the area. Able to walk from the village , yet Siena is only an hour away!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 177lesleyc
Reviewed September 16, 2018

My friend in Milan has a charming house in Quirico which he gave me a key for and I stayed 10 days. It is amazing slice of real local life to stay in this town. People are very friendly and NOT overrun by tourists. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kadampa
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

If you want to experience the Tuscan lifestyle in an out of the way place, with mountains of history and a village lifestyle then this is the place. Such a romantic place dating back to the 5th century. No vehicle access but free parking outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed August 13, 2018

...and not many touristas!! Nice, quiet, quaint, charming - all appropriate adjectives for this little hilltown gem. Very much worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank hellmbeck
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

San Quirico d’Orcia is a special town with restaurants churches and food shops. What is remarkably missing is the plethora of dress, shoe and just plain junk shops aimed at separating women from their money. It’s very nice.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AngusDad
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a lovely small town not as touristy as some of the other hill towns, but very pleasant to spend a few hours in

Date of experience: May 2018
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April 19, 2016|
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Response from Fisheyevp | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are. The commune has nice pedal assisted bicycles. The are located in the chigi palace which is the main commune building. You can ask at the tourist office also. Other places also rent bicycles and the tourist... More
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Response from pegathin | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I don't know. We had a car so it wasn't anything we looked into. Good luck, and have a nice trip.
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Bike rentals in San Quirico d'Orcia? (2 Replies)
Hello, My husband and I are traveling to (and driving around) Tuscany soon and will be staying in San Quirico for a few days. We wanted to do a bike ride out of the city and then loop back one day (found a route mentioned in Travel + Leisure mag that sounded perfect). Does anyone know if it is possible to rent a bike in San Quirico and return it same day?
September 26, 2016|
Response fromphil2fred|
Hi! I was wondering if you ever did this tour? I found the same route, and was quite interested in doing it also. I would love a map and timeline for the route and to know where you ended up renting bikes.
Pienza/San quirico d'orcia walks (2 Replies)
hi there Does anyone have any walks in this area (preferably up in hills with great views) that they'd recommend to do when staying in the area? Thank you
May 09, 2016|
Response fromlastraniera|
First off, please Google images of San Quirico, Pienza and surrounding area, after which I think you'll agree both villages are set in some of the most sublimely beautiful countryside is all of Europe. Another great aspect to both is that you can walk straight out of the village, through the medieval town walls and you are immediately on footpaths taking you up hills, down hills. I've posted dozens of times on this subject as we walk regularly in this area (weekly during the winter) and used...More
Perth, Australia
San Quirico d'Orcia or Montalcino? (8 Replies)
Hello! I need some info about an area to stay. I am going to Tuscany in mid Oct and going to spend some time somewhere south of Siena. Looking for a place to stay but this is not about accommodation really. Its about location. I don't drive so I am planning to cycle and want to find a good spots to take pictures of too famous beautiful landscape there. Thinking either San Quirico d'orcia or Montalcino. I can't decide which area I should stay for the reason. Could anyone give me some advice?...More
October 01, 2013|
Response fromBrun066|
Montalcino is on top of a rather steep hill (and for this reason is very scenic; not by chance it was the last stronghold for Sienese resistance against Florence in the sixteenth century), while San Quirico d'Orcia is in an area with less pronounced slopes (Val d'Orcia). Wanting to move by bike, this difference is important. From San Quirico you can reach other scenic nearby towns (Pienza, Rocca d'Orcia, even Montepulciano or San Giovanni d'Asso) or travel the countryside, without steep...More