The village hasn’t deviated from its typically medieval layout; it makes for some lovely, leisurely strolling whilst you discover hidden glimpses that open onto unexpected squares or historic buildings. There are so many intriguing places that it’s difficult to narrow them down, but a particular highlight is definitely the Basilica of Sant’Agata; and while we’re in this religious sphere, the churches of Sant’Agostino and San Francesco also deserve a mention. The latter houses a large altarpiece from the Della Robbia workshop, depicting a "Madonna with Child and Angels" and a marble holy water font by Antonio Ghini.
Continuing along the historic centre’s streets, you’ll find yourself in the spectacular Piazza del Grano with its 15th century fountain depicting allegories of the fascinating medieval culture, as well as the Palazzo del Podestà with its historic coat of arms.
Don’t miss the nearby Palazzo Corboli Museum which is home to a valuable medieval building and a rich collection of works which are divided into two sections: Holy Art and Archeology. The Daily Telegraph named it as one of the 15 most beautiful small Museums in Italy.
The Cassioli Museum is also absolutely fascinating, being the only museum entirely dedicated to 19th century Sienese paintings. Founded in 1991 thanks to the works left by the Cassioli family (who were originally from Asciano), it fully opened in 2007 with the exhibition of numerous works owned by the 'Duccio di Buoninsegna' Art School of Siena; the Museum is housed in a gorgeous early twentieth century building.