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The Palio dei Ciuchi

The seven historic districts battle it out with non-professional jockeys, all residents of Asciano

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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. ...