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Asciano

The town's origins are lost in legend associated with the founding of Rome. It seems that at the time the sons of Remus, and Aschio Senio, who fled the newly founded city and ruled by his uncle Romulus. Senio camped on the banks of the river Tressa, while Aschio settled on the left bank of the river Ombrone, founding new villages. They would have their origin Ascani and Siena, a city of Aschio.
The first written records of Asciano, however, date from the early eighth century. The text is contained in a document relating to the dispute between the bishops of Siena and Arezzo on the possession of some parishes, which include that of Asciano.
Later, in the ninth century, the castle of "Assianum" becomes exclusively owned Cacciaconti. At the end of the twelfth century, the village was conquered by the City of Siena and for this, attacked and devastated by the Florentines in 1234.
During the battle of Montaperti 1260, Asciano will earn the nickname "land of grace"for the massive and loyal contribution to the victory of the people of Siena.
After a period of domination by the family of the Ptolemies, in the middle of the fourteenth century the country back to the possessions of the City of Siena.
Following the fate of the city in 1554 is placed under the Asciano giuridizione Medici. Then go to the Tuscan Grand Duchy of Lorraine, and Asciano lives epochs of the invasion of Napoleon, the Restoration and the Italian Risorgimento. Despite the recent urban development, its historic center has kept its original medieval structure.
There are many places to visit inside the village, from two museums: Palazzo Corboli and Amos Cassioli.

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