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Asciano

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NESTLED IN THE CRETE SENESI

Legend has it that it was ascanius, son of Remus who founded the town. The archaeological finds from the bronze age, testify to the presence of Etruscan settlements. The Centre of Asciano in medieval times is first fief of a powerful family of accounts; Subsequently he conquered from Siena and follow the course of history of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

The Basilica of Sant'Agata awaits its visitors at the beginning of the village, where you can admire the works of art from the XVI century. Corso Matteotti is the main street of Asciano where you also find the Museo Etrusco; on the same street as the Gothic church of San Bernardino and the late Gothic of St. Augustine.

Surrounded by beautiful nature, is the ideal base from which to explore the Abbazia di Monteoliveto Maggiore, the most important monastery of Siena rich in frescoes of the early Renaissance.

 

Traditions and Typical products

Characteristic is the Palio dei Ciuchi held for ten years in September in the heart of the country, which sees seven districts compete for the victory.

The face of closures are a type of pasta typical round shape is not leavened, which is fried and served hot.

 

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