There is a town which possesses landscapes that are recognized everywhere. That town is San Quirico d’Orcia.¶
When one is traveling in foreign lands by train or plain, looking through the pages of a travel magazine or admiring the posters adorning walls or a showcase, it can happen to see a scene of a Tuscan landscape. Often this landscape will come directly from here in or around San Quirico d’Orcia. ¶
This is why we say “THIS IS THE ORIGINAL”. ¶
There are landscapes created by humans for other humans and defined as worldwide patrimonies of humanity by UNESCO. They are landscapes that bear the essence of a land, Val d’Orcia, in which San Quirico is, according to the historian Franco Cardini (an expert of this part of Italy), the “true capital”. This is not only because its location at the center of the valley, but above all for its more than one thousand years of history related to the Francigena way. ¶
Therefore, the events we present here are one with our landscapes and relate the beauty, the work, the flavor and the sentiments of our land. They are landscapes of the history, the art, the music, the flavors, the soul and are to be shared by all of humanity. ¶
Paesaggi e Paesaggi 2017 – calendar of tourist and cultural activity in San Quirico d’Orcia
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San Quirico d’Orcia is a village of Etruscan origins but its earliest written record dates back to 712 AD. From the 11th century the village grew in importance thanks to its particular geographical position and also its situation on the Via Francigena. In 1155 Frederick I known as Barbarossa camped here to meet representatives of Pope Adriano IV. In 1559 after the fall of the Siennese Republic the village swore its allegiance to Cosimo I dei Medici. In 1667 Cardinal Flavio Chigi was nominated Marquis of San Quirico by the Grand Duke Cosimo III dei Medici. Its territory is at the heart of the Val d’Orcia, a cultural landscape recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004..
There is a town which possesses landscapes that are recognized everywhere. That town is San Quirico d’Orcia.
When one is traveling through foreign lands by train or plain, looking through the pages of a travel magazine or admiring the posters adorning walls or a showcase, it can happen to see a scene of a Tuscan landscape. Often this landscape will come directly from here in or around San Quirico d’Orcia.
San Quirico d’Orcia offers high quality food and wine: the oil, the heart of the Tuscan agriculture, the fragrant saffron, cultivated and exported since Middle Age, and wine.
Little churches and landscapes in their holy silent, even the warm spa and baths, in their heat and vapor, bear a deep spirituality evoking great mystics who lived or went by this land, around San Quirico, Vignoni and Bagno Vignoni.
Spa center, known all over the world for its “piazza d’acqua” (water square), Piazza delle Sorgenti (Spring square), Bagno Vignoni is located four kilometers south of San Quirico. In the middle age and in the Renaissance, Bagno Vignoni, that has Etruscan origins, had a good and wide reputation for healthy proprieties of its water and important figures of the time, Santa Caterina or Lorenzo de’ Medici, stayed here for many times.