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Asciano is a town of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, 30km SE of the town of Siena by rail. Population: 6,845 (2004-12-31). It is surrounded by walls built by the Sienese in 1351, and has some fourteenth-century churches with paintings of the same period. Remains of Roman baths, with a fine mosaic pavement, were found within the town in 1898. A poppy field in Tuscany Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria and Marche to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ... Siena (It. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This page is not about the form of limonite clay called sienna. ... Events End of the reign of Emperor Suko of Japan, third of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders Start of the reign of Emperor Go-Kogon of Japan, fourth of the Northern Ashikaga Pretenders May 1 Zürich joins the Swiss Confederation. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

10km to the south is the large Benedictine monastery of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, mother-house of the Olivetans, founded in 1320. The cloister is famous for the series of frescoes illustrating scenes from the legend of St. Benedict begun by Luca Signorelli (1497–1498) and completed by il Sodoma (1505). The latter master's work is perhaps nowhere better represented than here. The church contains fine inlaid choir stalls by Fra Giovanni da Verona. The buildings, which are mostly of red brick, are conspicuous against the gray clayey and sandy soil—the crete senesi which give this area of Tuscany its name. The monastery is described by Pope Pius II in his Commentaria. A Benedictine is a person who follows the Rule of St Benedict. ... A monastic order, originally separate and distinct from the Benedictine order, the Olivetan order, known through its history as the Order of Our Lady of Mount Olivet, was a small and not well-known Catholic order, founded in 1313 by Giovanni Tolomei--who took the religious name of Bernardo--along... Events January 20 - Dante - Quaestio de Aqua et Terra January 20 - Duke Wladyslaw Lokietek becomes king of Poland April 6 - The Scots reaffirm their independence by signing the Declaration of Arbroath. ... This article is about Saint Benedict of Nursia, for other uses of the name Benedict see Benedict (disambiguation) Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. ... fresco of the Last Judgment (1499) in Orvieto Cathedral Luca Signorelli (c. ... (1525) Oil on canvas, 206 x 154 cm Galleria Palatina , Florence Il Sodoma (1477 - February 14, 1549?) was the name given to the Italian painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi (also wrongly spelled Razzi). ... 1505 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Crete Senesi is an area South of Siena, Tuscany, Italy. ... Pius II, né Enea Silvio Piccolomini, in Latin Aeneas Sylvius (October 18, 1405 – August 14, 1464) was Pope from 1458 until his death. ...


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The whole area is dominated by Asciano, a pleasant little town which has paid in blood its allegiance to Siena through the centuries.
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Asciano tutelava la propria dignità di comune autonomo, forte e fiero delle sue origini e del suo territorio ben definito ai fiumi ombrone e Asso.
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Asciano è un paesino ancora tranquillo, con molto verde da vedere, ci sono i calanchi e le biancane è un tipo particolare di terra, che rende meraviglioso il paesaggio nella campagna intorno al paese, agriturismi e posti per dormire e fare un po' di relax, ci sono molti locali dove mangiare.
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