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Asciano : Country : Italy | Region: Tuscany | Province: Siena
Population: 6210 | Altitude 200 mt a.s.l | Zip code 53041 | Area code 0577

 
     
 

 Town information

 
  Ancient borgo of Etruscan and Roman origins, now agricultural and commercial center 26 km south of Siena.  
     
 

 Sights to see

 
  The "Collegiata di Sant'Agata. In the interior is the "Museo di Arte Sacra" which preserves an important collection of Sienese paintings including works of art by Matteo di Giovanni, Giovanni di Paolo, Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Sano di Pietro, Taddeo di Bartolo, Valdambrino, etc.

"Casa Corboli": seat of the Archelogical museum, preserving Etruscan finds belonging from the nearby necropolises.

The Romanesque church of St. Agostino rich in works of art.
The 14th century nice fountain in the town center.

And finally an obligatory stop is the road no. 438 connecting Asciano with Siena from which tourists can admire the wonderful panorama of the clayey rolling hills known as "Le Crete".
 
 

 Events and festivals

 
  "Good Friday" customed procession.
"Mercatino delle Crete" : 2nd week of each month, in the town center. (market exhibit of biological products and handicrafts)
Weekly market : Saturday morning
 
 

 Getting there

 
  By Train : Asciano has own train station: Train schedules

By Air : International flights to Rome, Milan, Florence or Pisa.
The closest airport is Siena - Ampugnano Airport (only domestic flights)
 

 

 

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