Podere Vesta is surrounded by the area of Crete Senesi, a timeless image of uninterrupted wheat fields, where small villages, churches, farms and seemingly endless white roads appear and disappear. The area extends to the southeast of Siena and includes the municipalities of Asciano, Buonconvento, Monteroni d’Arbia, and San Giovanni d’Asso, noted for the production of white truffles. The roads from Asciano are magnificent: the historic via Lauretana towards Siena, via di Rapolano, and the splendid white road of Monte Sante Marie. A must-see is the XIV century Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore, the most important monastery in the Siena area. For the tastebuds, as well as white truffles, there’s olive oil and pecorino cheese.