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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Sarteano

The Etruscan fortress

From the nineteenth century pharmacy, which was the cultural cenacle of the country, to the small eighteenth-century Teatro degli Arrischianti, Sarteano shows immediately its value. Worth the trip since here to the beautiful Annunciation by Domenico Beccafumi in the church of San Martino: realized in 1546, two years after the famous painter complained in a letter that he was not yet paid. The village has the good fortune of being in a beautiful territory, that puts together the uncontaminated Val d'Orcia, coffer of biodiversity, and the wonderful landscapes of the Val di Chiana.
Conscious of living in a blessed place in the ancient heart of central Italy, 5thousand inhabitants were able to constitute a thirty associations, all culturally alive and busy even where one would expect only peace, silence and perhaps boredom. On the contrary: Sarteano is bubbling of activity, it has a vibrant theatrical and musical scene (the Accademia degli Arrischianti, founded in 1731, was refounded thirty years ago), it attracts artists and preserves its craftsmen. Visited the palaces of the most ancient and important families, and the castle around which arose the village, it exits from the historical center to climb along Monte Cetona, whose slopes are dotted with small settlements, ruins, sources, streams. The toponyms remind us of the ties with history, with the ancient families, with water. The charm of these paths is not given only by the beauty of nature, but also from their ancient bond with the man: first by the Etruscans and then the pilgrims and wayfarers directed along the Via Francigena.

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Cetona
Cetona
Cetona is located in the extreme southern slopes of Siena, in Tuscany, almost on the border with Lazio.
Siena - 3.79 KM from Sarteano
Chiusi
Chiusi
The village of Chiusi is famous for its splendid Etruscan remains.
Siena - 7.08 KM from Sarteano
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.
Siena - 13.17 KM from Sarteano
Radicofani
Radicofani
Radicofani is a village in the Val d'Orcia, in Tuscany, dominated by one of the most spectacular Tuscan fortresses.
Siena - 13.26 KM from Sarteano
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 - 13.5 KM from Sarteano
Paciano
Paciano
The village of Paciano, in Umbria, is not far from Lake Trasimeno.
Perugia - 16.83 KM from Sarteano

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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