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Museo dell'Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Museum of the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore

A tower with drawbridge stands at the entrance to the monastery and the road leading to it is surrounded by cypress trees and small chapels

A treasure trove of medieval art in the rolling Monte Oliveto Maggiore hills
Asciano is a centuries-old town located in the heart of the Crete Senesi. Urban myth would have us believe that the town was founded by Ascanio, the son of Remo and brother of Senio, the founder of Siena. Archaological remains date the settlement to the Bronze Age and the early Iron Age, making Etruscans the first colonizers of the area. ...