Situated in the extreme south of the province of Siena, at the border with the Umbria and next to that with the Lazio, Chiusi is the perfect destination for all those who want to immerse themselves in history, but it is also a simple land, generous and rich of traditions. The city derives from the etruscan city of Chamars, rich and powerful under the reign of Porsenna.
The Cathedral of St. Secondiano, built by Bishop Florentinus in the half of the VI century, is one of the oldest churches in Tuscany. Remodeled several times over the course of the centuries, it still preserves the original architecture of the Paleochristian basilica. The statue of Saint John the Baptist of the imposing baptismal font is attributed to Sansovino.
The Cathedral Museum collects material of great value of the early Christian era, medieval and modern, even if his fame is linked mainly to collection of the splendid Benedictines dicodici miniati, of the second half of the fifteenth century, from the Abbey of Monte Oliveto Maggiore.
From the museum we go down to the Labyrinth of Porsenna, grating of tunnels, for tradition burial of the great Etruscan king, in reality the rest of the aqueduct that crosses the village reaches the tank under the bell tower of the duomo. The visit ends in the bell tower, from whose top we can admire a splendid landscape.
Just a few kilometers from the historic center, you will find the lake of Chiusi, one of the more interesting passage points along the "Trail of the Reclamation".
NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.