Surroundings

THE CRETE SENESI ROUTE

Travelling along this road one reaches Siena which is 45 km from the estate. Take the road for Asciano, after this village proceed along the Strada Provinciale 438 towards Taverne d'Arbia. The "Crete senesi" are hills after hills of bare clay divided by deep cracks where flowering bushes spring up. A very moon-like landscape, adored by photographers and hated by farmers; the Crete senesi change their aspect according to the wheat seasons: they are green in December, yellow in summer and in autumn the ploughing makes them grey.