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Asciano

Podere Finerri (320m), is 8 km from the village of Asciano (200m, pop.6340) which is on high ground on the upper Ombrone valley, on the old Via Lauretana.

Having Etruscan and Roman origins, the village was purchased by the Sienese in 1285 and surrounded by walls in 1351.

It still preserves its medieval character despite the town-planning schemes of the Fascist period.

The Romanesque collegiate church of Sant'Agata (11th century) built in travertine, is its most outstanding architectural feature. Adorned with decorative elements of the Lombard type and flanked by a 13th century campanile, it has an aisleless nave with a truss roff. Adjoining it is the Museo d'Arte Sacra where works by painters of the Sienese school of the 14th and 15th centuries are exhibited. The Museo archeologico contains finds from the excavation of a group of chamber tombs in the nearby cemetery of Poggio Pinci. In 1991 a museum devoted to the artist Amos Cassioli was founded.

Distances:
Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano 25 km
Florence 90 km - Pisa 140 km - Rome 200 km.

Pratical information:
In Asciano there is a supermarket, you can buy foreign newspapers, you'll find little grocery stores, bars, restaurants.