In this clay region with its endless horizons, you won't find a lot of rocks or stone. Almost everything is made of clay bricks, and the beautiful farmhouses that isolated on the top of a hills are distinctive as a result.
Magnificent monuments mark the territory like cardinal points, from the Abbey of Monte Oliveto (with a marvellous cloister with 16th century frescoes) to the fortified medieval storehouse for wheat Grancia di Cuna, from the castle of San Giovanni d’Asso to the city walls of Buonconvento.
But mason's stone and bricks meet harmoniously in Asciano,the historic chief city of this region, where you can admire the 14th century Sienese city walls side by side with the Romanesque architecture of the Basilica of Sant’Agata and the artistic treasures of Palazzo Corboli, a glorious medieval city palace that today houses a museum.
( 81-90 km )
Serre di Rapolano
(Under 1 km )