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Crete d’Autunno (Autumn Hills) in the suburbs of Siena

19.11.2009 - 09.12.2009

Siena – until December 8th culture, food and territory are at the center of attention in five small towns on the hills of Siena for “Crete d’autunno”.

Until December 8th, taste and flavors, culture and territory will be celebrated in Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, Rapolano Terme and San Giovanni d’Asso.

These are the five small towns around Siena that invite us to celebrate the typical products of their territory and at the same time to appreciate the value of one of the most charming landscapes in the world. The festival “Crete d’autunno” can be enjoyed taking a trip on the Treno-Natura (Nature-Train) through the fascinating hills of Siena, the so-called “Crete”. While in San Giovanni d’Asso everyone will be busy tasting the many dishes made with white truffles, in Asciano a unique and unmistakable artichoke will be celebrated during the Dicioccatura Festival. The cheese of the Crete of Siena is the protagonist in Monteroni d’Arbia on November 28th and 29th.

Then, it is the turn of olive oil in Rapolano Terme (December 5th and 6th) with visits to the local olive mills and to the Museum of Ancient Grancia and an exploration of the Travertine Quarries. From December 6th to 8th, in Buonconvento you can taste the most precious fruits of winter, chestnuts, accompanied by mulled wine.