Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Capalbio


Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

Crete Senesi

         
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Walking in the Crete Senesi

Grosseto


Manciano


Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Montalcino

Monte Amiata

Montepulciano

Prato

Scansano

Siena

          Fonti di Siena

Sorano

Sovana

Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia

          Montalcino

          Pienza

          Sant'Antimo

          San Quirico d'Orcia

          Radicofani

          Walking in the Val d'Orcia


Val di Chiana

         Montepulciano

         Montefollonico


Valle d'Ombrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
Le Crete Senesi

Biancane in the Accona Desert, Asciano

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Biancane between Leonina and Vescona, Crete Senesi, Asciano [1]


Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   

Crete senesi | Percorso di trekking Castelnuovo Berardenga | Anello delle Biancane Leonina

   
   

Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished 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 your holiday home, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the setting and the stunning, far reaching views.

Biancane in the Crete Senesi


This is an itinerary in the great scenery of Siena and the Crete Senesi, in a picture-perfect setting, just about 70 km north of Podere Santa Pia. This itinerary starts and ends in Castelnuovo Berardenga Scalo.
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.

 

   
   

Mappa Anello delle Biancane Leonina


 
   

This evocative itinerary covers all the highlights of the Crete in the Municipality of Asciano and offers spectacular views of the clay hills with colors and light changing from hour to hour, and from season to season.

The itinerary start in Castelnuovo Berardenga Scalo, an alienated station several kilometers from the historical center of Castelnuovo Berardenga or any other village. Here you can park your car or you can take advantage of local trains.
Going back along the asphalt road, take the small dirt road on the right that leads you in a light and constant ascent towards "Casanuova alla Stazione" and then on the ridge that leads us to overcome on our right the brick furnace and the adjacent quarry. Continuing on the ridge we arrive at Mucigliani where an exceptional panoramic view opens up on the Crete Senesi, and the Biancane di Leonina.

 

Crete senesi | Anello delle Biancane Leonina Mucigliani C.Berardenga scalo [2]


 

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Lenghth: 17,67 km | 3,5 hours circa
Total climb 369 m
Total descent 369 m

More informatio (It) on www.travelingintuscany.com

 

Accona Desert

The Accona Desert or Deserto di Accona is a semi-arid area in the center of the Crete senesi. This particular landscape is characterized by calanques and dome-shaped formations locally known as biancane (deriving from Italian bianco, white, due to their light shade).

 
Biancane in the Accona Desert, Asciano

Biancane in the Accona Desert, Asciano

 

Galleria immagini Crete Senesi


Galleria d'immagini Crete Senesi




   
Collegiata di Sant'Agata Asciano   Cretesenesi panorama   Casa colonica Val d'Orcia Cassia.jpg
   

Crete Senesi (laghi tra Castello Leonina e Vescona, Crete Senesi, Asciano)

 

  Paesaggio tra le Crete senesi e la Val d'Orcia
Crete Senesi presso Asciano   Crete Senesi Biancane   Crete Senesi Calanchi

Crete Senesi presso Asciano

 

  Deserto di Accona   Biancane nelle Crete Senesi vicino a Monte Oliveto Maggiore
Monteroni d’Arbia   Church San Giovanni Battista a Corsano, Ville di Corsano, hamlet of Monteroni d’Arbia   MonteroniDArbiaPontedArbiaPanorama1

Monteroni d’Arbia, ancient Mill of Santa Maria della Scala Siena in the center of the city

 

  Church San Giovanni Battista a Corsano, Ville di Corsano, hamlet of Monteroni d’Arbia  

Ponte d'Arbia, frazione di Buonconvento

 

De badlands van Toscane | Calanchi e biancane | Un tesoro della natura

Het unieke landschap van de Crete Senesi`

Crete Senesi | Biancane nelle Crete Senesi

 

Trekking in Toscana | The Via Francigena


Siena - Ponte d'Arbia - Buonconvento | Via Francigena
 | 26 km - 5 km

Buonconvento - San-Quirico-d'Orcia | Via Francigena | 17 km


From Siena to Buonconvento, the Via Francigena is more or less parallel to the Siena – Grosseto railway line, with useful stops in Ponte a Tressa, Monteroni d'Arbia and Buonconvento. You can return to Siena by public transport (train or Tiemme busses).

Bus | Tiemme SpA | www.tiemmespa.it

Trains | Trains from Buonconvento to Siena - Trainline.eu

First train departs at 05:54 - Last train departs at 21:00

 

Buonconvento - Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore | 11.60 km | gpx

From Montalcino to Buonconvento | 16 km | 3 hours circa

Montalcino - Buonconvento - Abbazia Monte Oliveto Maggiore | 27 km | 5,5 hours circa

 

Vakantiehuizen in Toscane



Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills. Podere Santa Pia is surrounded by a backdrop of hills and macchia mediterranea: wild, untamed and completely natural vegetation, wonderful for walking and exploring on a variety of different terrain with fantastic views everywhere you turn.


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[2] Tratta dal sito www.caivaldarnosuperiore.it

 

The Crete senesi | Main sights