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.
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.