On a road that winds through the heart of the Crete Senesi, halfway between Asciano and Buonconvento, lies the medieval village of Chiusure. Just a stone’s throw from the village, you will find the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, an iconic landmark of the region. Both the village and the Benedictine monastery border the Val d'Orcia National Park, a region that became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. The surrounding landscape, which has remained largely free of development, is characterized by stunning chalk cliffs that fall dramatically below forests, fields and majestic cypress trees. This scenery has attracted both artists and spiritualists for over a millennium.
By Car
To reach Borgo Santo from Siena, the most scenic route is the upper road (versus the Cassia) via Taverne D’Arbia and Asciano. It offers picture book landscapes to enjoy while driving. This drive will take about 50 minutes. The drive from Firenze will be about 1h50m.
By Plane
Chiusure’s nearest airport is Florence Amerigo Vespucci (FLR, 147 km/91,3 mi, 1h40m by car from Chiusure), both for domestic and international flights. Other nearby airports include Pisa Galileo Galilei (PSA, 155 km/96 mi, 2h15m) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO, 243 km/151 mi, 2h35m).
By Private Plane
There are two airports near Borgo Santo receiving private aircraft, Siena Ampugnano (49 km/30 mi; 1h by car from Chiusure) and San Francesco Airport, Perugia (101 km/62 mi; 1hr19m from Chiusure).
By Train
Asciano is the nearest train station, a 15-minute drive away from Chiusure. Another train station can be found in the village of Buonconvento, also 15 minutes by car from Chiusure, which may be of interest if you are traveling from the south of Tuscany. Taxi services are available in both villages.