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S. Quirico d'Orcia is an Etruscan village located on the hill between Asso and D'Orcia valleys. In the main square of the village you can find the San Francesco Church with a huge italian garden. The Collegiata, the church of S. Maria Assunta and the Ospedale della Scala are also worth a visit. In the past, the Ospedale served as a resting point for pilgrims and travellers coming from the famous Francigena road.

Castiglione d'Orcia is a small town founded in the early decades of the VIII century. The town spread during the Middle Ages right inside the Rocca Aldobrandesca.

The Palazzo Comunale and the homonymous square are the "heart" of the village, The XVII century fountain and the church of Saint Stefano e Degna are also worth a visit: inside the church there were frescos by Simone Martini and by Lorenzetti, now at the Sopraintendenza in Siena.

Since the Etruscan age, Montichiello was a crossroad for trades in this area. The small centre had its maximum growth in the Middle Age, Monticchiello is surrounded by stout medieval walls. The Saint Leonardo e Cristoforo's church is still the most significant sign of the power of the fortress.

This lovely village on the side of Monte Amiata is a key point in the area. The history of this small town has its roots in the Neolithic age and it's deeply connected with the extraction of vermillion, a stone that is essential for the production of mercury.

Santa Fiora is worth a visit especially for the parish of Saint Flora and Lucilla, for the Palazzo Comunale and for the tower of the Castello degli Aldobrandeschi.

This ancient Roman village is found at the slopes of Monte Amiata and it owns its name to the cult of the pagan god Janus.

Seggiano spread during the occupation of the Repubblic of Siena and it is a typical medieval town, with narrow lanes and clustered houses. The Seggiano area is home to the Franciscan coenobium of Colombaio and the Potentino Castle, first mentioned in 1042.

Near Seggiano you can find the garden\museum of Daniel Spoerri, a famous swiss artist who chose to live in in Monte Amiata since the early 90's.
From I SAVELLI farmhouse is easy to reach many other significant historical sites of the Val d'Orcia and of lower Tuscany.

Chiusi - Montalcino - S.Antimo - Monte Oliveto
Montepulciano- Pienza- Radicofani- S. Galgano -
S. Gimignano- Siena