Cetona is located in the extreme southern slopes of Siena, in Tuscany, almost on the border with Lazio.
 
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Village of Cetona
The Municipality of Cetona

 
Province of Siena
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 2.755
Altitude center: 385 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
 
I Borghi più belli d'Italia
Città del vino
Città dell'olio
Paesi bandiera arancione
Unione Valdichiana Senese

Municipality of Cetona
Via Roma 41 - Cetona (SI)
Tel. +39 0578 237611

Cetona is located in the extreme southern slopes of Siena, in Tuscany, almost on the border with Lazio. Its urban physiognomy is that of a small Tuscan village with stone and brickwork. An aspect that rises even further, against the green of the forests of Monte Cetona, which is the fifth in the country.

The Cetona landmark probably derives from an ancient early Christian church, cited in documents such as Sancti Johannis de Queneto or Queteno baptisterium, perhaps referring to the Chieteno torrent that runs to the south. In a text of 1275 this church is reported as a plebs by Sancti Johannis de Scetona. Archaeological finds were found around the city at the Lattaia tomb. It is worth mentioning in the area the medieval village and the church of San Giovanni Battista in Camposervoli, the Civic Museum for the prehistory of Monte Cetona and Villa La Vagnola.

Between the 7th and 6th centuries BC, Etruscan villages are located on the hills of Chiusi and Sarteano. At Cetona the settlement is documented near Camposervoli. In 1207 there is the first mention of the Cetona castle. In 1260 the village passed to the Republic of Orvieto after a long dispute with that of Siena. In 1418 it passed to the Republic of Siena. In 1556, faithful to Siena for nearly a century and a half, the inhabitants, decimated by plagues and wars, surrender without fighting the imperial army in Tuscany when it comes under the walls. The village is thus embedded in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In 1558-69, Cetona was given a feud from Grand Duke Cosimo I to the Vitelli family. With the calf marquette begins a golden age for the town. Back in 1770 to become part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, it follows its up to the Risorgimento and the unity of Italy.

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Sarteano
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Sarteano is a village of historical importance and naturalistic, placed on the buttresses of the Val d'Orcia, in a plateau on the border with the Val di Chiana, in Tuscany.
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The village of Chiusi is famous for its splendid Etruscan remains.
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The presence of thermal springs has always characterized the territory of San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany.
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Radicofani
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Radicofani is a village in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany, dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses.
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Paciano
The village of Paciano, in Umbria, is not far from Lake Trasimeno.
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Between the Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia and ancient and long history, Montepulciano has origins from the Etruscan people from the IV century B.C.
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NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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