San Quirico d'Orcia (Tuscany)

San Quirico d'Orcia is a comune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Florence. It is named in honor of Saint Quiricus and is located on the Via Francigena. The frazione of Vignoni houses a castle, a residence of the Salimbeni in the 12th century. It includes a top-less tower and a Romanesque church, once housing a crufix by Giambologna, now in the Museum of Montalcino. Annexed is also the (rebuilt) 15th century Palazzo degli Amerighi, where a plot was set against the Spanish who menaced Siena in 1558–59.

Tuscany Highlights

Village
Museums
Buying property
Travel Tips

What you can't miss in Tuscany

Where is San Quirico d'Orcia

Top Experiences in Tuscany

Best places to stay in Tuscany

Properties for sale in Tuscany

Country Home - Restored in Chianti
645000
Country Home - Restored in Cortona
52000
Semi-detached in Orciano Pisano
240000
Semi-detached in Lajatico
185000
Apartment in Lajatico
150000
Apartment in Castellina Marittima
80000
Detached House in Livorno
550000
Semi-detached in Orciano Pisano
225000

Recipes From Tuscany

Recipes

Pappa al pomodoro---a piatto povero, “poor-man’s dish,” is another such creation by Tuscan farmers to make use of stale bread and bumper crops of tomatoes, a New World food introduced into Italy in the 16thc.

Recipes
Made with an olive oil-enrichened bread dough and studded with fresh rosemary and sweet sultanas, these delightfully sticky, criss-crossed buns were traditionally served on giovedì santo or Holy Thursday in the Renaissance city.
Recipes
Amy Gulick shares another recipe from the Italian cucina povera tradition— with simple, ‘poor’ ingredients invariably found in the pantry.
Recipes
Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a bit of local history in her area of Tuscany along with this tasty recipe for ricotta and rosemary schiacciata

What others are saying about Tuscany

Is Casola in Lunigiana a good place to live in pls?  What are the things I need to look out for when buying a house?

@r€nato asks:

Our situation: I am a dual citizen (Italy/US) with legal residence in my comune. My wife (US citizenship only) now lives here. We want to apply for the carta di soggiorno for family members of EU citizens.