Cetona is located in the extreme southern slopes of Siena, in Tuscany, almost on the border with Lazio.
 
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Stones of a painted beauty

  • Monte Cetona Oil. The altitude ranging from 350 to 600 meters away from the sea, the chemical-physical characteristics of the soil ensure a pedoclimatic environment particularly favorable to the cultivation of the olive tree: from each plant a few olives are obtained but healthy, with a fragrant pulp and rich in perfumes; the dreaded oleaginous fly and other parasites do not find a suitable habitat here and this prevents the use of pesticides and keeps the ecosystem intact. It was born the Extravergin olive oil of Siena DOP. The accumulation of oil in the fruit and its typical are due to a complex metabolism that, in addition to the environment and the agronomic techniques, contribute to the peculiar characteristics of the cultivars: Frantoio, Correggiolo, Leccino, Moraiolo and Pendolino.
  • Pastrignocchi. Coming from the local peasant tradition, it consists of a kind of poor pasta, which was processed quickly without regard to appearance and consumed mostly on working days.
  • Bico. A kind of crush made with flour, water, yeast, oil, a pinch of salt and cooked in the wood oven. It is a typical bread of Piazze, a small hamlet of Cetona in the province of Siena. It is a poor bread, of ancient origin, born of a mixture of water and flour that was then cooked under the ashes. It is a middle ground between the umbrian cake and the piadina romagnola, and this could be explained by the fact that for Piazze there was one of the braces that connected the Alpe di Serre road to Via Francigena through Umbria, so the many passages of travelers allowed them to come into contact with foreign habits and customs.
  • Cuculo. A cookie prepared with poor ingredients spread mainly in the lower Sienese province, which cheered the palate of tired agricultural workers.

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Sarteano
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Siena - 3.79 KM from Cetona
Chiusi
Chiusi
The village of Chiusi is famous for its splendid Etruscan remains.
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San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni
The presence of thermal springs has always characterized the territory of San Casciano dei Bagni, in Tuscany.
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Radicofani
Radicofani
Radicofani is a village in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany, dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses.
Siena - 13.24 KM from Cetona
Paciano
Paciano
The village of Paciano, in Umbria, is not far from Lake Trasimeno.
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Montepulciano
Montepulciano
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.
Siena - 17.24 KM from Cetona

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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