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San Quirico d'Orcia

San Quirico is a town of ancient Etruscan origins even if the first time an explicit mention of San Quirico is on purpose of one controversy risen in 712 between the dioceses of Siena and Arezzo for the possession of some pievi, between which San Quirico. The medieval past of the town is represented by the town-walls, lacking in some portions. 14 turrets, some are in part visible still today. In the hamlet Vignoni there is an ancient castle, the Castle of Vignoni, that offers a beautiful panorama on sweet hills around to the country. The hamlet is famous for its thermal water, and in the main square there is a wide basin full of this water.

San Quirico has moreover some churches, important from the historical-artistic point of view, among which the most important it is sure the Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giuditta, that was an ancient church with a baptistry of the 8th century. The current building was built towards the end of the 12th century or at the beginning of the 13th. In San Quirico, are noteworthy the Horti Leonini, an example of classic italian garden. The conformation of the land has influenced the distribution of the garden that is divided in two areas. The huge garden is decorated also with statues, and has the entrance between the walls and the main square of the town, is open in a wide perspective that the flower-beds of boxwood, perfectly geometric, contribute to exalt.

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