Lemmi in San Quirico D'Orcia Siena Tuscany Italy
Casa Lemmi San Quirico D'Orcia Siena Tuscany Italy Bed and Breakfast B&B Lodgings Accommodations
Address: Via Dante Alighieri, 29 - San Quirico d'Orcia, Siena, Italy
Telephone: (0039) 0577.899016
Fax: (0039) 0577.899838
Activities/Attractions: San Quirico is a charming, walled town on the northern edge of the Val d'Orcia of southern Tuscany in this agricultural hinterland of Siena. The distinctive landscape of the Val d'Orcia, flat chalk plains interspersed by almost conical hills topped by fortified settlements, inspired many Sienese artists, and their paintings have come to exemplify the beauty of well-managed Renaissance agricultural landscapes, where the inhabitants are depicted as living in harmony with Nature.
Today, the Val D'Orcia is a destination in itself, and its expansive, sweeping landscape is tremendously attractive. The Rome-Florence railway line and most of the road traffic passes well to the east, down the Val di Chiana, leaving the Val d'Orcia to walkers, cyclists and those who motor rather than drive.
The Val D’Orcia is a succession of gently rolling hills striped with the colours of soil and rock, of vines and the silvery mass of olive trees, interrupted here and there by bushy gullies spotted with green, seems like a painting, united and harmonious. To the first time visitor, the valley appears to be immersed in a surreal silence, accompanied by lines of cypress, forests of holm oak, cedars, chestnuts, white beech and walnut; then there is broom bush, wild roses and orchids, and all under the protection of Mount Amiata in the background.
Those who reach the town of San Quirico D’Orcia are greeted by a medieval atmosphere and a mysterious aura originating in its Etruscan origins and its location on the ancient Via Francigena with all its Templar mysteries.
"My family and I stayed in Casa Lemmi for 4 days in July, and had a great holiday. Casa Lemmi and next-door Palazzo Lemmi has large charming, Tuscan-style rooms, with modern conveniences like air-conditioning, a modern bathroom, and Internet access. Breakfast buffet includes bread, cheese, meats and cake; guests can take breakfast either indoors or outside in the beautiful garden. Antonio and his wife Rosanna were efficient and hospitable, and went out of their way to make our stay really memorable. Casa Lemmi is located in the center of the small town of San Quirico d'Orcia, with good bars, trattorias and cafes nearby. The town is in the famous Val d'Orcia region; Pienza, Montalcino and the Abbazio d'Sant Antimo, and Montepulciano, are less than an hour's drive away. If you are looking for a bed and breakfast in a traditional Tuscan home in a quiet town in Val d'Orcia, at reasonable prices, check out Casa Lemmi's website."
General Information: Welcome to Casa Lemmi in San Quirico D'Orcia ... a charming place, shrouded in enchantment and mystery, where time stands still; a starting point for your adventures in Umbria and Tuscany, Italy. We offer originally designed rooms with a view recently refurbished as works of art dedicated to hospitality. The interior of Casa Lemmi, originally Norman and dating back to the beginning of the last millennium, faces the Collegiata Church on one side and Mount Amiata on the other.
Casa Lemmi, inhabited for over a millennium and originally Norman, was once the refuge of the Knights Templar, an Imperial residence, a guest house, convent, fortified house, and for at least three hundred years, the home of the owner of a nearby estate in the Val D’Orcia. In a separate wing, once used for agricultural purposes, there are now guest rooms. In the nineteenth century these rooms were part of the family home.
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Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).
An abundant breakfast, served in the garden or in the Norman room, facing the west door of the Collegiata, is included.
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"Indeed a fascinating house in a central location with calm, comfortable quality rooms at a great price. Furthermore, the professionalism and courtesy of the managers is fantastic at Lemmi House."
"The vista from the suite windows alone justifies the trip. Very good attention, very discreet, as if it was our own house, in the heart of the historical helmet of San Quirico."