Asciano is a picturesque medieval town, located in the very heart of the Crete Senesi and, during the years it was first property of Cacciacinti-Scialenga Counts, then of Siena and finally of the Medici.
A brief but richly rewarding visit to the centre of Asciano begins in front of the Sant'Agata (11th century, modified in the 16th, 17th and 19th centuries) where you will find a Virgin with Child by Signorelli andSodoma's Pietà . The Museum of Sacred Art is near the church and houses a collection of 14th and 15th century worksCorso Matteotti passes through the heart of the little town and is overlooked by the Gothic church of San Bernardino (which houses the Etruscan Museum) and the late Gothic church of Sant'Agostino. The 13th century church of San Francesco is very beautiful for the essentialness of its architecture. The visit ends in Piazza del Grano with its fine travertine fountain (15th century) by Paolo Ghini and the façade of del Podestà. A must for art enthusiasts is the museum with works by Amos Cassioli, an important 19th century Sienese artist.