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.
Abbadia San Salvatore | Asciano | Buonconvento | Casole d'Elsa | Castellina in Chianti | Castelnuovo Berardenga | Castiglione d'Orcia | Cetona | Chianciano Terme | Chiusdino | Chiusi | Colle di Val d'Elsa | Gaiole in Chianti | Montalcino | Montepulciano | Monteriggioni | Monteroni d'Arbia | Monticiano | Murlo | Piancastagnaio | Pienza | Poggibonsi | Radda in Chianti | Radicofani | Radicondoli | Rapolano Terme | San Casciano dei Bagni | San Gimignano | San Giovanni d'Asso | San Quirico d'Orcia | Sarteano | Siena | Sinalunga | Sovicille | Torrita di Siena | Trequanda
Categories: Italy geography stubs | Towns in Tuscany 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. ... Siena (It. ... Asciano is a town of Tuscany, in the province of Siena, 30km SE of the town of Siena by rail. ... Chiusi (Etruscan Clevsin) is a town and comune in Siena province, Tuscany. ... Montalcino is a small hilltown in Tuscany, Italy. ... Montepulciano is a town, situated in Central Tuscany. ... The tower of Pienza in Tuscany, Italy Pienza is a comune of 2231 inhabitants in the province of Siena, Italy, the most famous site in the picturesque Val dOrcia. ... Poggibonsi is a town in Tuscany. ... San Gimignano San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill-top town in Tuscany, Italy, about a 35 minute drive north-west of Siena and about the same distance southwest of Florence. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m