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A journey to Asciano and Crete

On Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March enjoy a full day of art and culture visiting Asciano and Le Crete thanks to the FAI OPENING DAYS.

The Fai is the Italian Environment Fund and in these days you will have the opportunity to visit places in Asciano of great artistic value that are not usually accessible to the public.

Tuscany gives always a great contribution to FAI Opening Days and this year is ASCIANO and the CRETE to open its doors to tourists. Most of churches and palaces are still private and not easily accessible to everybody so, this is the occasion to discover real tuscan treasures.

Unfortunately in Tuscany it is only a few monuments owned by the FAI  which means also managed and stored by this association. The one closest to Siena is the Tower of House Campelli in San Gimignano that it can be visited all year.

Asciano is located about 20 minutes away from Borgo Grondaie Siena.  We suggest to go by car driving on the road SP438 with is called “LE CRETE ROAD”. There you will enjoy the view of the crete landscape characterised by sweet rolling hills changing colours through the seasons. Do not forget to take a camera with you…it is a must to take pics of le Crette because it is very unique and amazing landscape.

A journey to Asciano and Crete - Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Photo Credit  A.Cinotti – amazing landscape of le Crete


What to do in ASCIANO in FAI OPENING DAY?

All monuments are open on Sat and Sun. 10 am to 6pm

Sant’Agata Basilic

A journey to Asciano and Crete - Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
Sant’Agata Basilic

The House of Roman Mosaic
Not everybody knows that in Asciano, one goes to the Pharmacy also for Culture. Because it’s there, thanks to the availability of the kind pharmacist, a large mosaic , dating back to the IVth century A.D. which is considered part of a rural villa, probably provided with thermal baths.

A journey to Asciano and Crete - Borgo Grondaie Siena
Roman Villa Mosaic

San Francesco Church

A journey to Asciano and Crete - Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
San Francesco Church

Nardini Pharmacy

A journey to Asciano and Crete - Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
The Old Pharmacy

Moreover you can visit the Cassioli Museum inaugurated in 1991 and reorganised in 2007, is the only museum in the province of Siena dedicated entirely to 19th century Sienese painting.

Museum of Archeology and Religious Art Palazzo Corboli is an example of Tuscan Museum inside a ancient palace belonging to the Bandinelli Noble family of Siena. A great choice of paintings and sculpures from XIII to XVIII sec. also from important and well-known artists such as Giovanni Pisano and Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

And you if you choose to have lunch in Asciano take the chance to taste the famous black Truffle which is found in the crete area.

If you are keen in  art and History do not miss the opportunity to visit the FAI Opening day in Asciano and Crete. Borgo Grondaie  is located only 20 Km from Asciano easy to reach on the 438SP road.
Borgo Grondaie is  the ideal hotel for a cultural and relaxing holiday.

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Visit Siena with FAI opening day- Hotel Borgo Grondaie Siena
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Edited by  Hotel Borgo Grondaie
Jessica

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