San Quirico d’Orcia

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A “Pilgrims’ Rest Stop” on the the way to San Quirico d’Orcia
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Approaching San Quirico d’ Orcia

One of the original stops on for the medieval Via Francigena pilgrims is San Quirico d’Oricia, which is home to several churches, such as the Collegiata dei Santi Quirico e Giulitta, which was founded by Charlemagne.

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Collegiata dei Santi Quirico
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Main Street, built between two fortresses

The area around San Quirico d’Orcia is where one finds the most photographed trees in the world, the cypresses of San Quirico d’Orcia. 

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Cypresses of San Quirico d’Orcia
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The Via Francigena on the way to Gallina

Next Stop:  Gallina

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