It is located between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia, in a fascinating territory of the Province of Siena, rich in history, art and food and wine.
Sarteano is a town of historical and naturalistic importance and is an archaeological area of great interest. Here are some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany, among which the Tomb of the Infernal Quadriga is the most fascinating.
Chiusi (10 km), with Porsenna and the Etruscans is fixed in the mind of each of us since the time of elementary school. The historic center is on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana. In the surrounding countryside, there are some Etruscan tombs with painted walls.
Chianciano Terme (12 km) the territory of the province of Siena is rich in thermal waters. Chianciano is one of the most famous spa towns in Italy, specializing in treatments for the liver. It is located at 550 mt s.l.m., immersed in the green of the surrounding Tuscan hills.
San Casciano dei Bagni
San Casciano dei Bagni (16 km) since ancient times has been known for the abundance of its thermal spring waters.
Bagno Vignoni (32 km) is a small spa town in Val d’Orcia, famous for the town square, made of boiling water that flows at 52°C.
Bagni San Filippo
Bagni San Filippo, (31 km) from travertine rocks, sulfur thermal waters rich in calcium carbonate gush out, depositing very white tartar, creating spectacular limestone formations.
Montepulciano (25 km), one of the most beautiful town of Italian renaissance, with small squares and alleys that unexpectedly lead to a breathtaking landscape. Climb its steep roads, admire its Renaissance buildings along the stone street leading to the highest point of the town and here visit the suggestive square “Piazza Grande”.
Pienza (30 km), is an architectural masterpiece, designed by Rossellino, one of the greatest architects of the renaissance. The project was commissioned by Pope Pius II who wanted to realize ‘The ideal town’. The result of this idea is the elegant town plan, the sumptuous cathedral and the outstanding beauty of the palaces overooking the main road. Pienza is also famous for cheese “pecorino”.
Montalcino (50 km), not only THE cradle of “Brunello” but also a beautiful town, famous for its majestic Fortress and the Civic Diocesan Museum. Nearby, you can also visit St. Antimo Abbey, a magnificent Romanesque construction made of onyx and alabaster.
Cetona is a small village situated at 384 mt. a.s.l. at the foot of Mount Cetona (1148 mt), which is of volcanic origin. Cetona was already inhabited in the Etruscan and Roman age. During the Middle Ages, it was fortified by Siena. There are still some remains of those works, such as part of the town wall, three gates and one tower of the old fortress.