Collegiata San Quirico
It is not only of the precious waters of our pools that man alone can flourish. Also necessary is to dedicate some time to the surroundings, and what amazing surroundings they are.
We recommend a vist by car or even on foot for the more intrepid among you to San Quirico and on arriving you will be struck by the beauty of the ‘Collegiata’, authentic Roman jewel subsequently influenced by the gothic and the Lombardo period of the XIII century. To appreciate all approach with calm and a keen eye and touch the cold white stones and admire the arches and decor. Pay particular attention to the presence of the side doors and to the sculpted work of lions and the ornate windows. Take all in and look around and realise that a certain calm has reigned here down the centuries. And if you have the time study the bell-towers and the bells themselves and you will see a similarity to Palazzo Chigi in Rome. A little more effort and you will easily reach the church of San Francesco, known also as the ‘Chiesa della Madonna’, in that it is home to a terracotta statue of the Madonna, it a work of Andrea della Robbia. And then at the end of your visit to see is the church of Santa Maria Assunta, another splendid example of Roman archirtecture and all grace and style. The church at first glance seems quite a simple place but it is well worth entering as it is full of atmosphere and interest. If the day is fine and the sky is blue and you are feeeling energetic we advise to go on to Horti Leonini – an Italian style garden with great Tuscan influence. And also to enjoy are the small streets , la Porta de Cappuccini, the Torre del Cassero, and the small curious shops.
Bagno Vignoni – San Quirico 6.3 kilometres by car
Bagno Vignoni – San Quirico on foot 5.3 kilometres
About an hour’s walk along parts of the spendid via Francigena