The Crete Senesi Life Park

The extended park where landscape, local products, culture and hospitality merge to offer you unique experiences

Paesaggio Natura

The Project

The Crete Senesi Life Park is a large extended park in constant evolution.

It extends over the entire territory of the Municipality of Asciano, located in the center of Tuscany, with direct access from Siena through the village of Arbia.

White roads and paths intertwine in a unique place in Italy.

Here you can go hiking, biking or horseback riding, take part in sporting events or enjoy other unforgettable experiences.

THE PATHS

At the moment there are four routes, fully signposted, checked and easily accessible by public transport.

Your adventure begins! We are waiting for you!

Route 1: MONTALCETO

DESCRIPTION:

From the rolling hills that sourround the village of Asciano, encountering the traces of the ancient Etruscan people who lived in these lands, you will reach an unexpected promontory that preserves rare historical testimonies: an ancient place of prayer and a medieval watchtower!

Tower of Montalceto

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Starting point: Asciano Monte Oliveto Maggiore railway station

Difficulty: T (Tourist)

Length: 8,7 km (one-way trip) 8,7 km (return trip)

Walking time: 2h 20’ (one-way trip) 2h 5’ (return trip)

Total ascent: 327 m

Total descent: 68 m

Route 2: ASCIANO

DESCRIPTION:

This route will allows you to discover  a path beaten by ancient millers and crossing a river with its “barrage”, you will arrive near an important parish church with a great mistery. Continuing in the countryside outside the village, you will walk like a pilgrim along a path that, through churches and nature, will give you peace and relaxation.

Countryside near Asciano

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Starting point:  Asciano Monte Oliveto Maggiore railway station

Difficulty: T (Tourist)

Length: 6,6 km

Walking time: 1h 35’

Total ascent: 120 m

Circular route

Route 3: BIANCANE

DESCRIPTION:

This loop route will allows you to discover one of the most beautiful corner of the Crete Senesi. Here the nature gives the best of itself. The Biancane, changing in every hour and season of the year, will offer you an unforgettable landscape. Leaving the path for a few meters, do not miss the  Site Transitoire: a bland of Art and Nature made by the sculptor Jean-Paul Philippe.

View over the Biancane of Leonina

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Starting point: parking on the right after the crossroad of Leonina (from SP 438)

Difficulty: T (Tourist)

Length: 5,5 km

Walking time: 1h 40’

Total ascent: 95 m

Circular path

Route 4: CAMPOSODO (ARBIA)

DESCRIPTION:

This easy route makes you revive an atmosphere of other times: Arbia, a small village born spontaneously  from the industriousness of its inhabitants, represents the natural rural landscape of the past!

View over the Crete Senesi

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:

Starting point: Railway station of Arbia

Difficulty: T (Tourist)

Length: 6,8 km

Walking time: 1h 50’

Total ascent: 90 m

Circular path

These paths  intertwine with other major routes: the Lauretana road, L’Eroica and the Nova Eroica, Strade Bianche.

Lauretana road

DESCRIPTION:

This is the ancient pilgrimage road that connected Siena to Cortona and to the Holy House of Loreto,  by crossing Asciano, the Crete Senesi and the Valdichiana. A road whose splendour goes back any further in time. From here the Etruscans reached the Adriatic Sea and brought their precious goods up to the East. Walk a stretch of this ancient route to discover its treasures!

Lauretana road

COOPERATE WITH US!

Do you like our project? 

Sign up to join the volunteer team
lifepark@comune.asciano.siena.it

INFORMATION

info and reservations

Tel. +39 0577 714450
Mobile: +39 348 0847875
Email: info@visitcretesenesi.com