Monday, March 12, 2012

Visiting Siena: San Giovanni D'Asso

I had the pleasure to visit this weekend a darling little town with an amazing surrounding landscape: San Giovanni D'Asso. This town is within the Crete Senese area and very close to Trequanda, which is much more publicized for tourists. Both towns merit a visit.

This past weekend (March 10 & 11) was the annual Festa del Tartufo (truffles). Apparently this town is famous for its surrounding truffles. From my point of view, San Giovanni D'Asso gives tourists that visit Tuscany what they are craving for: unbelievable views of rolling pristine green hills from every angle of the town.  Don't miss a visit to its castle.

Please be careful if you visit the Church San Pietro in Villore, outside the town center. It has an underground crypt inside the Church with an open door in the pavement of the Church and steps leading you down to the crypt. There are no signs warning you of this open door and you can fall. Definitely not child safe!














8 comments:

Bao Mae Tien said...

Mh, if you are interested in visiting I discovered, recently, in Naples a great place to visit, Naples underground. Seems nice...
Google it, you will find a lot of videos

Mun Yew said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful Italy. I am very interested in visiting there and possibly living there one day.

Lucia said...

Thank you Mun Yew for all your comments. I am happy you enjoy my blog. I try to write from the heart, expressing how I "see" things living here in Italy. Thanks again and enjoy.Lucia

Linda @ Ice Tea for Me said...

Hi Lucia

This is beautiful, have added it to the places to visit when I'm in Italy this Sept/Oct.

I was wanting to make Chiusi a homebase while in S. Tuscany but I'm having difficulty in finding an apartment in Chiusi city center. Any suggestions?

My email is iceteaforme@gmail.com.

Linda

Lucia said...

Hi. Thank you for your comment. There are several B&B's in the old town and around Chiusi. I will get you the exact name of the one in the town center and there is one also just outside the town in Dolciano.
Lucia

Lucia said...

For Linda,
Contact Casa Toscana in the heart of Chiusi centro storico. Have a great time. Lucia

Linda @ Ice Tea for Me said...

Thank you Lucia for your help.

Italian corner said...

I love your pretty tastes and i will wait your next post