Palazzo del Capitano - Hotel San Quirico d'Orcia near Siena TuscanyThe Hotel Relais Palazzo del Capitano is situated in the heart of the historic town of San Quirico d'Orcia, on of the most characteristic places in the Val d'Orcia, south from Siena in the centre of Tuscany
The building where the small hotel Palazzo del Capitano resides datees back to the 15th century and is one of the oldest buildings within the historic centre. During the middle ages it belonged to the Sienese noble family Biringucci, whose coat of arms is still over the entrance of Palazzo del Capitano. Today the charming hotel has 11 very elegant rooms and suites, equipped with every comfort, but maintaining the antique Tuscan character.

Palazzo del Capitano - Hotel San Quirico d'Orcia  Orcia Valley TuscanyIn the characteristic banqueting-room, decorated with a vaulted ceiling and a big fireplace, once used as stables, the breakfast is served. 
This room is also ideal for banquets and any kind of celebrations (weddings). It is also possible to make wine tasting of the best local and Tuscan wines, which are kept in the antique wine cellar, which was discovered only during the restoration works. 
Part of the hotel a well-cared park with lavender bushes, sweet herbs, olive trees, fruit trees, vine pergola with tables and chairs.

Wellness Centre Hotel Palazzo del CapitanoAn oasis of peace, where the breakfast is served during the summer months or where one can just relax under the sun umbrellas, in the comfortable deckchairs. From April 2008, the hotel has also new wellness suites at the wellness centre La Suite di Venere as well as a new boutique, in the main road in the centre of the village. On the ground floor of the wellness centre, guests can get relaxed in the charming lounge Salone dello Zodiaco with its comfortable sofas and armchairs, from where one can access the wellness area La Grotta di Venere with cromotherapy-jacuzzi, Turkish bath, showers and wellness treatments.

Palazzo del Capitano - The beautiful banqueting roomThe centre of S. Quirico d'Orcia is situated on a hillock, separating the valley of the rivers Orcia and Asso, surrounded by a still quite intact boundary wall.
Here in this small medieval town, there are naturally lots of narrow alleys where one can walk, framed by antique houses with dwellings, small shops of any type and excellent restaurants hidden inside. 
One of those restaurants is the Trattoria Al Vecchio Forno, situated only a few metres from Palazzo del Capitano and belonging also to the same owners. 

Hotel Palazzo del Capitano - Breakfast or dinner under the pergola in the parkThe trattoria is one of the oldest restaurants in this area, where it is possible to enjoy within a country-style like and cosy setting the typical Tuscan cuisine with specialities that are still conserving the antique flavours of past times: homemade pasta like the Pici al Sugo d'Anatra (pasta with duck tomato sauce), Pappardelle al Sugo di Cinghiale (band-noudles with wild boar sauce) or the main courses like Cinghiale in umido (wild boar stew), Brasato di Capriolo (braised roe deer) or the delicious roasted meat and to finish various homemade desserts... all this accompanied by selected local and Tuscan wines, between which stands out the Brunello di Montalcino.

Bagno Vignoni, just a few kilometres awayMoving from San Quirico d'Orcia there are many possibilities as for the lovers of nature as for those who are interested in history and culture.
Driving down from San Quirico, one meets the enchanting Bagno Vignoni, whose centre instead of a "Piazza" has a huge basin filled with thermal water coming from the Amiata. In the 15th century, already Saint Catherine of Siena and Lorenzo de' Medici, called il Magnifico took relaxing bathes. Or, only a few kilometres away Montalcino of Etruscan origins, but famous all over the world for the red wine Brunello di Montalcino. From Castiglione d'Orcia one can enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the Val d'Orcia

Charming Pienza, not even 10 minutes by carOnly a few kilometres towards Siena one meets Pienza, once called Corsignano, where Pope Pio II was born. He commissioned to Rosselino to build the ideal town (città ideale). Pienza is also famous for the sheep's milk cheese Pecorino di Pienza which is ideal together with one of the local wines.
The Val d'Orcia offers various possibilities to discover this marvellous landscape: on foot, on horseback or with the mountain bike, passing maybe along the antique Via Francigena. The staff of Palazzo del Capitano will be always at the guest's disposal to make the stay as pleasant as possible or to help with useful tips.

Hotel Palazzo Del Capitano Via Poliziano 53027 S. Quirico d'Orcia (Siena), Tuscany
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