What to see

NEAR SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO

THE RADIUS OF 20 KM: PIENZA: Beautiful medieval hamlet in the heart of Val d’Orcia, the birthplace of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who in 1458 became Pope as Pius II. MONTALCINO: medieval village, “home of good wine” still intact its ancient medieval charm. Its territory, which is part of the Natural and Cultural Park of Val [...]

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THE FRANCIGENA WAY

A Buonconvento about 15 km from San Giovanni d’Asso Leaving Siena through Porta Romana, after about a mile, you pass on the right the Hospital of Santa Maria in Betlem, now the Institute of Pharmacological Sciences, just before the ring road. At traffic light go to the Via Cassia, and you proceed through the Val [...]

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CRETE SENESI

The area of ??the Crete Senesi, the border between the provinces of Arezzo and Siena, extends to the foot of Monte Amiata. We take part, Monteroni d’Arbia and Asciano, Rapolano Terme, Buonconvento and San Giovanni d’Asso. www.cretesenesi.com

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Ragnaia OF THE SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO

The Wood of Ragnaia is a project in flux, is located northwest of the country along the road to Asciano and Monte Oliveto Maggiore. It is a garden-forest which covers about 9 acres. The park was designed by American artist Sheppard Craige that, since 1996, continues to expand and enhance it. Among the most important [...]

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CITIES ‘OIL

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The National Association of Oil City-based Parisian villa in the town of Monteriggioni, combines mountain communities, Chambers of Commerce, provinces and municipalities to clear vocation to promote olive oil and extra virgin olive oil production areas. www.cittadellolio.it

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The Consorzio del Vino Orcia

The Consorzio del Vino Orcia, born in 2000 as a free association of producers, includes 13 municipalities: Buonconvento, Castiglione d’Orcia, Pienza, Radicofani, San Giovanni d’Asso, San Quirico d’Orcia, Trequanda and the municipalities of San Abbadia Salvatore, Chianciano Terme, Montalcino, San Casciano dei Bagni, Sarteano and Torrita di Siena. It aims to protect and promote the [...]

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WHAT TO SEE

Here are links to some of the main attractions around San Giovanni d’Asso: Museum and educational center of the truffle and herbs Church of San Lorenzo Pieve di Santa Maria Grange of Montisi Castle of San Giovanni d’Asso Church of Our Lady of the Snows Church of San Pietro in Villore Lucignano d’Asso Parish of [...]

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WINE ROUTE ORCIA

The Municipality of San Giovanni d’Asso is a member of the Wine Route Orcia The Wine Route Orcia was born in 2003 and is headquartered in Castiglione d’Orcia. Thirteen municipalities are included in the DOC Orcia: Buonconvento, Castiglione d’Orcia, Pienza, Radicofani, San Giovanni d’Asso, San Quirico d’Orcia, Trequanda, Abbadia, Chianciano Terme, Montalcino, San Casciano dei [...]

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MUSEUM OF THE TRUFFLE

The first Italian museum of the Hypocrite is entertained within the suggestive undergrounds of the fourteenth-century castle, that introduces an important decorative cycle to fresco. The run starts with “the hypocrite’s mystery”: among witchcraft, science and eroticism, it tells him of the legend that wanted him/it originated from a thin lightning to reach the real [...]

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