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San Giovanni d'Asso

San Giovanni d'Asso

Included in the splendid landscape of the Crete Senesi, The council is famous for white truffles

The village takes its origins from an ancient Longobard parish, built in the dawn of Christianity in Italy, on which was erected a castle. Its building work, between the XII and the XIV centuries, was on the project of Agostino and Agnolo di Ventura. At the beginning of the XII century the village was attested as a fief of Count Paltonieri of Forteguerra. In 1551 it was donated to the council of Siena, but subsequently a large number of noble families alternated at power. Still under Siennese sovereignty, the village passed to Ugolino Scolari, then to the Aldobrandeschi of Civitella. ...

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Discover the countryside around Siena

An ocean of rolling landscapes

A journey through the Siena countryside must be undertaken with the same spirit of those who embarked on the journey of the Grand Tour. ...

San Giovanni d’Asso white truffles

Tuscany boasts unique flavors

San Giovanni d'Asso lies in the very heart of the Siena countryside, along the Asso torrent. ...

Visit Tuscany's Taste Museums

Learn more about DOC wines, truffles and local products

Tuscany has perfumes and tastes all its own—every corner has something tasty to offer visitors, from the “frizzante” perfumes of its wines to the ...

On the transhumance trail in Siena

The best way to see the area is on horseback

The landscape of Siena is a breathing work of art, replete with ancient hamlets, winding streets, picturesque cypress trees, castles and rolling ...

Art and nature in the Asso Valley

A route for intrepid cyclists

This route can be organised with a ride on the Treno Natura: get off the train at San Giovanni and go by bike to Torrenieri (18 km and 240 m ...

The Siena Crete by bike

A cycle route with breathtaking views

This is a very challenging route up and down the hills of the Crete Senesi, including some long, hard climbs and very few flat stretches. ...

A bike trail in the Siena Crete

A cycling route starting in Buonconvento

This route goes through the heart of the Siena area and passes the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore as well as the road of Pieve a Salti, one of ...

A biking tour of the Sienese countryside - Giro delle Terre Sienese

An inspiring and evocative itinerary

Point of departure and arrival: Poggibonsi Distance: 395 km Total climb: 7,010 metres Type of road: mostly asphalt Type of bike: hybrid, road ...

The Eroica: white roads and vintage bicycles

Explore Siena's Chianti, Crete and Val d'Orcia areas

It has become a must for cycle lovers, who want to take part in this truly unique rally in one of the most beautiful places in Tuscany. ...

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