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Cetona is a town and comune in the province of Siena, Tuscany. In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Siena (It. ... A poppy field in Tuscany Tuscany (Italian Toscana) is a region in central Italy, bordering on Latium to the south, Umbria and Marche to the east, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria to the north, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. ...


It is probable that the name Cetona comes from an early Christian parish church, mentioned in documents as baptisterium Sancti Johannis de Queneto or de Queteno, perhaps in reference to the Chieteno stream that flows just south of Cetona. In the area around Cetona one of the oldest human settlements of central Italy has been discovered which goes back 40.000 years and the remains of which can be seen in the delightful archeological park of Belverde and the 25 prehistoric caves which are today lit by power coming from modern and ecologically friendly solar panels. The finds are conserved in the museum devoted to the prehistoric period of Monte Cetona located on the ground floor of the Town Hall, a museum which the experts have defined as didactically perfect.

External links

  • Borghi Italia association
  • Tuscany-Villas.Com

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Cetona - Siena - Tuscany Italy (355 words)
Cetona - is a beautifully preserved medieval village, which, in the last few decades has become a fashionable place to have a country house.
It has fine views of Monte Cetona, and is surrounded by pretty hills planted with cypresses and pine trees.
Where is Cetona: is located in the south of Siena province, in the border with Umbria region.
Cetona (166 words)
Cetona is a lovely, well preserved, medieval village, in the Siena Province in southern Tuscany, only ten minutes from the "Chiusi" exit of the A1 motorway ("Autostrada del Sole").
Because of its position, Cetona is the ideal base to visit the countless charming villages in the region as well as the renowned centres of art like Florence, Perugia and Rome.
Cetona its also famous for the prestigious Chianti vineyards and old olive trees, from which an especially light and tasty oil is produced.
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