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Walking in Tuscany
             
 
The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta, San Quirico d'Orcia

The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop on the road that connects San Quirico d'Orcia to Pienza

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Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta, San Quirico d'Orcia

   
   

The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta is a small sacred building is located on a hilltop in the village Vitaleta on the road that connects San Quirico d'Orcia to Pienza.

From it comes the statue of the Madonna attributed to Andrea della Robbia, now in the church dedicated to her in the center of SanQurico, the statue would be purchased in a shop in Florence in 1553.
There are traces of the chapel for the first time in a document dated 1590. The present appearance is the result of restructuring by architect Giuseppe Partini in 1884, inspired by models sixteenth.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta was placed under protection as a UNESCO heritage site.[1]



The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta, San Quirico d'Orcia

The Chapel of Our Lady of Vitaleta, San Quirico d'Orcia

 

 
   
   
 
 
   
Mappa | Cappella della Madonna di Vitaleta


   
 


[1] Source: www.valdorciasenese.com
[2] Source: www.caivaldarnosuperiore.it




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Directions

You will find a Capella di Vileta between Pienza and San Quirico d’Orcia, driving on the Strada Provinciale 146 from Chianciano.
Coordinate GPS 43.070869, 11.634348 
It is possibleis to start at San Quirico near farm Belvedere. You can park your car or bike quite easily there. Halfway on the trail you will pass the chapel.




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Circular walk from Pienza – Spedaletto – Vitaleta

   

The Castle of Castello di Spedaletto is situated 9 km from Pienza. This medieval fortress is an important example of a many towered and fortified castle. Inside there is a small church with gothic portal and a nice rose window.

Starting point: Pienza
Ending point: Pienza
Path length: 22 km (about)
Area crossed: Val d'Orcia
Points of interest: Pienza, Spedaletto, Chapel Vitaleta, Crete Senesi Val d'Orcia

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Val d'Orcia, between Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia
Val d'Orcia, between Pienza and San Quirico d'Orcia