San Giovanni d’Asso

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San Giovanni d’Asso
Frazione
San giovanni d'aaso panorama.jpg
San Giovanni d’Asso is located in Italy
San Giovanni d’Asso
San Giovanni d’Asso
Location of San Giovanni d’Asso in Italy
Coordinates: 43°9′N 11°35′E / 43.150°N 11.583°E / 43.150; 11.583
Country  Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Comune Montalcino
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 329
Demonym(s) Sangiovannesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 53020
Dialing code 0577

San Giovanni d’Asso is a frazione of the comune of Montalcino, province of Siena, Italy. It was an independente comune until 2017. It is located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Siena in the area known as the Crete Senesi.

The hamlet is overlooked by large Castle, now home to a large White truffle museum, and there is a festival celebrating the rare and fragrant tuber each year. The historical centre also houses the churches of San Giovanni Battista (pieve) and San Pietro in Villore, both of medieval origin.