Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini.This former small cloister combines contemporary charm and vintage flavor and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills. As one drives down to the property you can’t help feeling a sense of anticipation: turning into a gloriously open space surrounded by trees and ultimately this almost perfect holiday home, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the setting and the stunning, far reaching views.
Podere Santa Pia is surrounded by a backdrop of hills and Mediterranean macchia: wild, untamed and completely natural vegetation, wonderful for walking and exploring.
We selected the best walking trails in southern Tuscany, hikes of varying lengths and difficulties. On this page, we focus on the Crete Senesi and Asciano. Explore the winding cypress roads and architectural wonders around Montalcino, Trequada, Montisi, and Asciano, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of la dolce vita on an unforgettable journey through the Crete Senesi. A visit to the stunning abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore is a must.
Here you can have a good impression of the badlands of the Crete Senesi. The Accona Desert is an arid area in the surroundings of Chiusure and the Monte Oliveto Maggiore Abbey.
In summer months, the Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi music Festival organises authentic concerts in Asciano, Castelmuzio and Sant'Anna in Camprena.
This is an itinerary in the great scenery of Asciano and the Crete Senesi, in a picture-perfect setting, just about 70 km north of Podere Santa Pia. This itinerary starts and ends in Asciano.
Park your car on Via del Fiume, behind the Sant'Agata church.
The Crete Senesi, the Badlands of Tuscany
The Crete Senesi consists of a range of hills and woods among villages and includes the comuni of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d'Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d'Asso, all within the province of Siena.
The magnificent hills of the Crete Senesi offer endless views with evocative and suggestive landscapes. Typical conformations of the land are the badlands, the calanchi and biancane that give the landscape its characteristic gray color and a sometimes lunar appearance.