San Giovanni D. Asso, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
The delightful medieval village of San Giovanni D. Asso epitomises the very essence of Tuscany, with its hilltop setting and slopes running down to the Asso river valley.
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San Giovanni D’Asso epitomises the very essence of Tuscany, with its hilltop setting and slopes running down to valley of the Asso river below. A delightful medieval village, clinging to the walls of its twelfth century castle, and offering traditional bars and small shops selling the excellent local produce, along with Italy’s only truffle museum. There is a fine example of an ancient Romanesque church, San Giovanni Battista, whilst San Pietro in Villare, one of the most important churches in the area is surrounded by striking cypress trees.
Perfectly located within the heart of Tuscany Podere Ampella
is ideally situated for exploring this magnificent region being near to both the historic Via Cassia road and Italy’s main artery, the A1 Autostrada del Sole.
All of Tuscany is within easy reach, from the cities of Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Pisa and Lucca to the many special places that have become justly famous for their varied and unique charms. San Gimignano with its striking profile of 13 medieval towers piercing the skyline, the dense vine clad hillsides and castles of Chianti and the pine covered shores of the wild Maremma coast.
Or venture over the regional border into Umbria following in Hannibal’s footsteps to the clear waters of Lake Trasimeno or the historic cities of Assissi, Orvieto and Perugia.
Only Minutes AwayMontalcino
, the fortress town, perched high and swathed in vineyards, is home of the exclusive Brunello di Montalcino wine.Pienza
, described as the ‘pearl of the Renaissance’, was built from scratch by Pope Pius II who set out to build his utopian vision of the perfect town. Montepulciano
sits gracefully on a ridge over the Orcia and Chiana valleys with its beautiful renaissance centre and delightful maze of lanes, arches and loggias.
Municipality: San Giovanni D. Asso
Traditional bars, restaurants and small shops selling the excellent local produce.
Within an hour drive your will find the beaches of the Maremma and golf courses.
Jazz & Wine feastival in Montalcino
Wine tasting at the famouse Brunello vineyards.
Romanesque church San Giovanni Battista
San Pietro in Villare
Annual jousting contest, the colourful Giostra di Simone. Played out in Medieval costumes
Thermal spa Bagno Vignoni
Truffle Festival in November
Steam Train (certain times of year, booking obligatory)