trips planned by users
trips planned by users
Asciano trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
Asciano is a comune and hill town in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. It is located at the centre of the Crete senesi between the river Ombrone and the torrent Copra, some 30km southeast of the town of Siena by rail.HistoryAsciano has origins as Etruscan, Roman and Lombard settlements. A 5th century BC Etruscan necropolis has been excavated nearby and remains of Roman baths, with a fine mosaic pavement, were found within the town in 1898. During the medieval period its location made it a site of contest between Siena and Florence: the Battle of Montaperti was fought in the nearby on 4 September 1260. The village was purchased by the Sienese in 1285 and surrounded by walls in 1351, and has some 14th-century churches with paintings of the same period.Main sightsAsciano has the 11th century Romanesque basilica of Sant'Agata which was built of travertine. The church, with its aisleless nave topped by a truss roof, is adorned with decorative elements of the Lombard type. Outside is its 13th century campanile. The interior houses two 16th-century frescoes, one by Il Sodoma and a Pietà attributed to Bartolomeo Neroni.Plan my day in Italy using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Asciano
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Asciano
Small-Group Chianti Wine-Tasting and Castles Trip from Siena BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 8 hours
Small-Group Tuscany Day Trip from Rome with Hill Towns and Castles BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $197
Duration: 13 hours
See all ›
Side trips from Asciano
Hidden gems in Asciano
Places to visit with Asciano
Florence BEST FOR: Art Museum, Historic Walking Area, Landmark Siena BEST FOR: Landmark, Church, Historic Site San Gimignano BEST FOR: Historic Site, Winery / Vineyard, Landmark Pisa BEST FOR: Observation Deck, Religious Site, Landmark Montalcino BEST FOR: Winery / Vineyard, Historic Site, Observation Deck
Recently planned trips to Asciano
18 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Montalcino, Buonconvento & Asciano BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 9 days in Asciano & Siena BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Tuscany BY A USER FROM VIETNAM August, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 2 days in Montalcino, Asciano & Torrita di Siena BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy