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Crete Senesi

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Address: Via Goffredo Mameli 34, 53041, Asciano, Italy
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Impressive landscape

Beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see. We went in October, so one could think that the lack of crops on the fields would make the area look drab. However, there was a... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
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Stowe, Vermont
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is an unbelievably beautiful landscape - strongly recommend you take as many back roads as you can!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful countryside as far as the eye can see. We went in October, so one could think that the lack of crops on the fields would make the area look drab. However, there was a quite beauty all around us, which contributed to our relaxing holiday.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 874 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a very beautiful area. The earth is rich and the hills rolling. I have always wanted to visit this area because of photos I've seen in coffee table books. Now I have some of my own beautiful memories from the drive through this beautiful area. It's worth going off the beaten path a bit.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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281 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We detoured through the Crete Senesi en route to Montalcino from Siena. Crete Senesi means ‘Sienese clays’, where the landscape assumes a lunar appearance due to the exposed sections of grey soil. The dramatic scenery began to unfold, as we took the SP438 from Taverne D’Arbia and headed towards Asciano. There is a panoramic viewpoint (hard to miss, several cars... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

You must enjoy this scenery if you drive your own car. From Asciano to Siena, this is one of those roads you'll never forget. And it's the best summary of this Tuscan region. As if you were painting a big oleo.

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A very different view of the tuscan landscape with the clay hills and golden fields and views for miles around.

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sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Crete Senesi has such a beautiful landscape. We were there in April, and it was very green and fresh. Lots of scenic roadside stops for photos!

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Hamburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This area is just astonishing. Soft yellow hills, different from the Chianti or the area around which is greener and has cypresses. Make sure to visit Asciano in the heart of Crete Sinesi. There's supposed to be outdoor art in Leonina, unfortunately we were not able to find it.

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

A bit hard to find but gorgeous and worth seeing! Any time of the year is gorgeous but my favorite was in early October to see the winery and May to see the greenery and flowers.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Wonderful experience, wonderful panoramas. I recommend to take some food there anhave a little pick-nick.

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