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Pauline Kenny

Cetona is a small town on the eastern edge of southern Tuscany. This is not a typical tourist destination, but is a very nice town with good shops and restaurants. Many Romans have weekend homes here and there is a lively local population. If you want to be in a town with good amenities, but that is not overrun by tourists, this is a good choice.

It is a good location for touring the southern area of Tuscany (San Casciano dei Bagni, Radicofani, Celle sul Rigo, Sarteano). These towns are 15 - 30 minutes away. It is a longer drive to the Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino belt. There is a back road you can take just past Sarteano, that lets you skip the heavy traffic through Chainciamo Terme, and brings you to Pienza in under an hour. It is 10 minutes from Chiusi and the A1 Autostrada. You can also easily get into western Umbria.

We spent two weeks in Cetona in 2002 and enjoyed the location.

Cetona Photo Essays


Shopping in Cetona
Photo tour of shops available in Cetona, a typical Tuscan town

21 photos

Cetona "Bar Il Caffe"
Photos of our favorite caffe in Cetona

6 photos



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