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San Quirico D’Orcia is a small medieval town located between Pienze and Montalcino. The town is encircled by fortified walls and walking through the tiny streets throws you back to a time long forgotten. The historic city centre is home to about 2,500 inhabitants and there are 4 entrances into the city along the wall. All roads lead to the Piazza della Libertà which is the heart of the town.

As with all small, Tuscan town today one can find stores selling cheeses and pasta, leather goods and of course small restaurants offering homemade delicacies that one can only dream of at home.

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San Quirico D'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy, restaurant, travel photography, village



20 responses

  1. Closely guarded recipes too Edith, unique to each of these little restaurants. It’s a wonderful country as is France for so many of the same reasons! My French/Italian lineage may make me biased but I don’t think so, it’s fact. Lovely photo. 🙂


    November 10, 2014 at 9:49 am

  2. I loved Italy. My soul must have lived here before. I love this photo and wonder where this door leads. Great job.


    November 10, 2014 at 11:03 am

  3. Wonderful picture, as usual ! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    November 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

  4. Len

    You have developed such a keen eye for these shots of Europe Edith. I never grow tired of them.


    November 10, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    • Thanks so much Len. I do appreciate that. sometimes I wonder if people are getting tired of these.


      November 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

  5. Love the inviting array of objects you captured in this photo. Makes me want to enter and stay a while


    November 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

  6. Lovely Edith, I wish I were there.


    November 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm

  7. I love the romance of it…


    November 11, 2014 at 1:43 am

  8. Beautiful, evocative image of a tiny slice of Italy! Like some other commenters, I think my soul lived there once as I love Italy. Hope to go again next year….


    November 11, 2014 at 2:52 am

  9. Oh you tease us so!! I am leaning over to try and see in the restaurant☺☺


    November 11, 2014 at 10:44 am

  10. LB

    You have such a great eye … knowing what to shoot, and how to do it.


    November 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

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