What to visit in the Crete Senesi


A Treasure trove of medieval art in the rolling Monte Oliveto Maggiore Hills

Asciano is a centuries-old town located in the heart of the Crete Senesi. Urban myth would have us believe that the town was founded by Asciano, the son of Remo and brother of Senio, the founder of Siena. Archaeological remains date the settlement to the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age, making Etruscans the first colonizers of the area.