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

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Panorama of Trequanda, in the province of Siena, from the road to Sinalunga, with the tower of the Rocca in the center [1]


Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   

Crete senesi | Percorso di trekking Anello Trequanda – Petroio – Montisi – Montelifré

   
   

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 this almost perfect holiday home, it is difficult not to be overwhelmed by the setting and the stunning, far reaching views.


Anello Trequanda – Petroio – Montisi – Montelifré

 

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 Trequanda.
Park your car on Via dei Giardini Pubblici, next to the Parco Ornella Pancirolli, or on Via Cacciaconti, just outside the walls of Trequanda.



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.

 

   
   

Mappa Trequanda – Petroio – Montisi – Montelifré


 
   

This evocative itinerary covers all the highlights of the Crete in the Municipality of Trequanda 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 Trequanda, on the Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi, in front of the beautiful chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Andrea. Behind the church is the Parco Ornella Pancirolli, a nice square for concerts and other events.
Or start your hike at the Parking on Via Cacciaconti.

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Map Anello Trequanda [2]


 

Breathtaking views, a few superb restaurants, and beautiful buildings, Trequanda has a lot to offer. The Church di S.S. Pietro and Andrea has a fourteenth-century façade covered with remarquable white and ochre color travertine stones, forming a geometrical chessboard pattern.

Enjoy a croissant and coffee in the morning, and watch the locals pass by in Osteria Cafe Ciriera (Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 23, in front of the church), before taking off.


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.

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Lenghth: 18,29 km | 3h 39m
Total climb 532 m
Total descent 532 m

 

 

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




   
Trequanda, panorama   Trequanda, Panorama dalla strada per Sinalunga   Trequanda, Chiesa Pietro Andrea
Panorama Trequanda  

Panorama di Trequanda, dalla strada per Sinalunga, con il torrione della Rocca al centro

 

 

Trequanda, Chiesa Pietro Andrea and Townhall

 

Trequanda, Chiesa Pietro Andrea   Interiore della chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Andrea, Trequanda   Ascensione del Sodoma (XVI secolo) (Trequanda)

Trequanda, Chiesadei santi Pietro e Andrea

 

 

Interiore della chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Andrea, Trequanda

 

  Ascensione del Sodoma (XVI secolo)
Cappella della Madonna del Parto (Petroio)   Cappella della Madonna del Parto, Trequanda (Petroio)   Affreschi nella Cappella della Madonna del Parto (Petroio)

Cappella della Madonna del Parto (Petroio)

 

  Cappella della Madonna del Parto (Petroio)   Affreschi nella Cappella della Madonna del Parto (Petroio)
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

 

Similar itineraries in the Crete senesi


Circular walk Montisi - Montelifrè
 | 10 km - 2 hours


Short but very suggestive trail around Montiosi and the ruins of Montelifrè castle.

 

Trekking in Tuscany | The Crete Senesi


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

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

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

 

Holiday homes in Tuscany

 


Casa Vacanze Podere Santa Pia is a beautiful stone farmhouse located in a strategic position, on a hill overlooking both the Val d'Orcia and the Valle d’Ombrone, only 2 km away from Castiglioncello Bandini.
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. There is a glorious walk through the woodland to one of the most spectacular views in Tuscany overlooking the Valle d’ombrone, the Val d’Orcia and some vineyards south of Montalcino.
Podere Santa Pia is a homely furnished and rustic holiday home. The main house is spacious, comfortable and well furnished and offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Maremma hills.


Traveling in Tuscany| Holiday homes in southern Tuscany | Podere Santa Pia

 

     

 

 

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[1] Foto di Pufui Pc Pifpef I - Opera propria, Pubblico dominio, Collegamento 


The Crete senesi | Main sights