Horti Leonini

The Horti Leonini are a public garden located in San Quirico d’Orcia (province of Siena). A well-preserved example of a classic 16th century Italian garden, the Horti have kept their original structure to this day. Perhaps the most precious treasure of the medieval village, these gardens are divided into a lower part, the actual garden and an upper one, characterized by a grassy square in the center of a small holm oak wood. The entrance to this enchanting place is located within the ancient walls of the town. In the center stands the statue of Cosimo III dei Medici, sculpted by Bartolomeo Mazzuoli (1688).

Horti Leonini

Built around 1581 on land that Francesco I dei Medici had donated to Diomede Leoni, the Horti take their name from their owner. The long avenue, which cuts the garden symmetrically, leads to the staircase that leads to the centuries-old holm oak wood crossed by winding paths.

Among the sculptures present in the park, characterized by a symbolic connotation, there are two lion heads placed on the entrance portals and the head of “two-faced Janus” on the border between the wildest part and the formal garden.

Here you will find peace, refreshment, and the perfect location to relax a bit amidst the magnificent nature of the Val d’Orcia.




Horti Leonini
Via Diomede Leoni, 5A, 53027 San Quirico d’Orcia SI, Italia

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