Tuscany guide

16 – San Quirico d'Orcia – Cypresses ***

One of the main image of Tuscany
HOW TO GET THERE
Distance from Pienza: 15 km (~9 mi)
Travel time: 18 minutes


Exit Pienza to the SS146 road and head west towards San Quirico d'Orcia. Then turn to SR2 and continue west towards Torrenieri.
San Quirico d'Orcia is a small commune in the Province of Siena. San Quirico is home to many churches among which are the Collegiate church of San Quirico from the 8th century, Romanesque church of San Biagio a Vignoni, Church of Santa Maria Assunta from the 11th century, Horti Leonini from the 16th century, and many others.

What interests us in this location is a little enclave of cypress trees, Cypress Valdorcia, planted in such a way that they resemble a square. Highly picturesque, especially if taken from the above.
Photography recommendations
I recommend shooting cypresses to the south. You can also take a walk around the cypress trees and take pictures of the views that open from the road. The location is well suited for both ground and drone photography.