About the tour: The route of pilgrims and the “water square”
Your fully licensed tourist guide takes you to discover San Quirico d’Orcia, a charming medieval town situated along the ancient Via Francigena. The town was a center of reception and passage for pilgrims heading to Rome for several centuries. San Quirico is dominated by the Romanesque Collegiate Church of Saints Quirico and Giuditta, with two portals adorned with zoomorphic medieval sculptures. After a short walk along the main street, you get to Piazza della Libertà where the church of St Francesco stands, and then continue towards the Horti Leonini, which are an remarkable example of Renaissance gardens. Leaving San Quirico, a short drive will take you to Bagno Vignoni, a tiny village characterized by the presence of a thermal spring, already been renowned in Roman times. Here the main square consists of a hot water spa which is surrounded by all the most important buildings, including the church of St. John the Baptist.