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Crete Senesi

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Via Goffredo Mameli 34, 53041, Asciano, Italy
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Via Goffredo Mameli 34, 53041, Asciano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where all the red bricks of Tuscany come from. The cliffs, eroded by centuries of weather keep crumbling and give a fantastic view.

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful scenery, great winding roads, definitely worth a detour to this part of Tuscany. The photos are still in the camera but they will probably do injustice to the views.

Thank Opher
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is an unbelievably beautiful landscape - strongly recommend you take as many back roads as you can!

1  Thank Fred H
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see. We went in October, so one could think that the lack of crops on the fields would make the area look drab. However, there was a quite beauty all around us, which contributed to our relaxing...More

Thank MelnNige
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a very beautiful area. The earth is rich and the hills rolling. I have always wanted to visit this area because of photos I've seen in coffee table books. Now I have some of my own beautiful memories from the drive through this...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We detoured through the Crete Senesi en route to Montalcino from Siena. Crete Senesi means ‘Sienese clays’, where the landscape assumes a lunar appearance due to the exposed sections of grey soil. The dramatic scenery began to unfold, as we took the SP438 from Taverne...More

Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 12 August 2016

You must enjoy this scenery if you drive your own car. From Asciano to Siena, this is one of those roads you'll never forget. And it's the best summary of this Tuscan region. As if you were painting a big oleo.

1  Thank Toni3452
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very different view of the tuscan landscape with the clay hills and golden fields and views for miles around.

Thank Tarabuses
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Crete Senesi has such a beautiful landscape. We were there in April, and it was very green and fresh. Lots of scenic roadside stops for photos!

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This area is just astonishing. Soft yellow hills, different from the Chianti or the area around which is greener and has cypresses. Make sure to visit Asciano in the heart of Crete Sinesi. There's supposed to be outdoor art in Leonina, unfortunately we were not...More

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can anything grow in the Crete senesi clay?
4 October 2015|
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Sure! Mostly wheat and other cereals.
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