Day 5 Tues 2018-10-09 - Bagno Vignoni
We started another warm Tuscan day with a 3.5km walk towards the historic town of San Quirico d’Orcia. Along the way we met a winemaker, and conversed in no common language.
After a welcome breakfast, we then drove to San Quirico d’Orcia. It’s was a beautiful walled city that we wandered around, viewing old churches, gardens before settling on authentic Margareta pizza for lunch.
From our village we could see a very visible tall tower, which we later learnt was the 11th century Tentennana Tower. It’s high commanding position was a great asset over the centuries to the occupier. We drove the short distance and climbed to the top. The small village was almost car free as the 130m altitude change meant twisty, small roads.
The hamlet was built as a spa resting spot for pilgrims over the centuries. We had a very relaxing spa in luxurious Albergo Posta hotel.
Dinner was in the Osteria de Leone restaurant downstairs. It was excellent food, and only 10m from our B&B door.
This was the perfect place to relax and recover after L’Eroica.