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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 small treasure trove of medieval art in the heart of the Crete Sienese
Asciano is a historic village immersed in the famous Crete Senesi. It’s been inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the discovery of an Etruscan necropolis. A large mosaic floor fragment from the 4th century AD, held in the heart of the historic center, remains as a testament to the Roman times. ...