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Crete Senesi

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Address: Via Goffredo Mameli 34, Asciano, Italy

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We recently (late sept) went through Asciano going from Siena and eventually winding up in montepulciano. What amazing views generally from both sides of the road. The camera... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2014
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Albany, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We recently (late sept) went through Asciano going from Siena and eventually winding up in montepulciano. What amazing views generally from both sides of the road. The camera got a workout. Not quite what one expects in tuscany. The grey fields were so unusual although my agriturismo owner noted that in the spring when the wheat begins to grow, the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Not what you think of when you think Tuscany quite other worldly. The name is derived from the clay ( crete) that surrounds Siena ( Senesi)

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Athens, Greece
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Surely one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world! If you travel by car from Siena to the south, forget the highway and take Via Lauretana (SS 438) towards Asciano. The route makes you feel you're travelling in a dream. Unique images, absolutely beautiful with a touch of magic, I daresay. It's a road trip never to escape your... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was enjoying biking, trekking and fishing in a spectacular but calm atmosphere! There are tracks which are taking you in very quite places where you can hear only the wind and the birds.

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Hampshire
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I simply don't understand the fuss and reviews on the basis of this being a classic Tuscan view as it isn't; the best views are to be had from the hilltop towns and include vines, olive groves, rolling hills with mountains beyond punctuated by cypress trees and old buildings. This however is a far more bleak and desolate landscape with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful area, best views of the Italian country side. This is a must see for those traveling through Italy.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Straight out of science fiction. I am surprised they don't film James Bond films here as a background. The lush landscape gives way to desolate dunes in mounds. Begins at the Benedictine abbey olivette, another very wonderful destination

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are looking for classic Tuscan views of lone cypress trees, rolling fields of greens and multiple shades of brown punctured with the white of the sharp ridges, isolated farmsteads with drives line with trees - then drive through The Crete. It is stunning and there are places to stop safely and take those wonderful pictures. There are a... More 

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Valdez, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Awesome Tuscan drive through hills, small towns, grain fields, truffle region, and vineyards. Some very cool hill towns along the way. We cruised up towards Siena and then made our way back to Castiglion Fiorentino along the Crete Senesi route. Make sure to stop at the smaller towns and grab some wine at Montepulciano in one of the areas many... More 

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Zuid Scharwoude
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Crete Senesi, the spectacular landscape between Asciano and Siena, is definitely one of the most spectecular regions in the world. Unesco inheritage, stunning views and sometimes really dangerour because people stop their cars wherever they like in order to take the picture of their life.

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Address: Address: Via Goffredo Mameli 34, Asciano, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Asciano

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