We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Crete Senesi

Via Goffredo Mameli 34, Asciano, Italy
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Asciano
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
45 visitor photos
Write a Review

70 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    5
    0
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hampshire
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Valdez, Alaska
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zuid Scharwoude
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Valley Center
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were with Collette Tours and we stayed in a castle in the heart of Crete Senesi. Usually, tourists pay extra to be taken to this place for photo ops. This area is absolutely enchanting with its green, gentle, rolling hills dotted with Tuscan farmhouses and lines of Italian cypress. We were in the middle of nowhere, hence there was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Groton, Vermont
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Beautiful rolling hills, farms and crowned by Siena--a spectacular Renaissance city. Winding roads go through tiny towns and by monasteries, wineries and lead to lovely villages, such as Montalcino.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sedbergh
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Walk through this area and avoid all the crowds and get to know the real Tuscany and meet real people where they live and work We had 2 weeks of it . Superb

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Crete Senesi also viewed

Bagni di San Filippo, Province of Siena
 
Siena, Province of Siena
Siena, Province of Siena
 

Been to Crete Senesi? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Crete Senesi, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing