The Comfort of San Quirico d’Orcia

You might recognize the Val d’Orcia’s beautiful landscape from films like The Gladiator or The English Patient, but don’t let the rolling hills keep you from catching a glimpse of the region’s wonderful small towns. One of those is San Quirico d’Orcia, which has served as a witness to Tuscan history since ancient times. Discover how this quaint, peaceful place was once the site of a momentous meeting between the Pope and the future Holy Roman Emperor, and learn more about the child saint after whom the town was named. You’ll see that real-life events can sometimes be far more dramatic than the movies.