San Quirico d'Orcia

San Quirico d'Orcia
Comune di San Quirico d'Orcia

Coat of arms

San Quirico within the Province of Siena
San Quirico d'Orcia

Location of San Quirico d'Orcia in Italy

Coordinates: 43°4′N 11°36′E / 43.067°N 11.600°E / 43.067; 11.600
Country Italy
Region  Tuscany
Province / Metropolitan city Siena (SI)
Frazioni Bagno Vignoni, Fornace Laterizi
  Mayor Roberto Rappuoli
  Total 42.2 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Elevation 409 m (1,342 ft)
Population (Dec. 2004)[1]
  Total 2,526
  Density 60/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 53027
Dialing code 0577
Website Official website

San Quirico d'Orcia is a comune (municipality) of about 2,500 inhabitants in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Florence and about 35 kilometres (22 mi) southeast of Siena inside the Valdorcia landscape. It is named in honor of Saint Quiricus.


Located on the Via Francigena, San Quirico d'Orcia borders the municipalities of Castiglione d'Orcia, Montalcino, Pienza, and San Giovanni d'Asso. It counts the hamlets (frazioni) of Bagno Vignoni (also named Vignoni), and Fornace Laterizi.

Main sights

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.

San Quirico is home to the following churches:


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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