Cetona hosts the biennial Cetonaverde Poetry Prize, one of the most important cultural events in Italy, which sees young writers taking part in the poetry competition, alongside works from the great figures of Italian and international literature.
Confronto Italiano is an annual conference where sociologists, political scientists, historians and journalists discuss various current issues, adopting the issue of the Italian Civil identity and political culture as the main theme.
Festivals and celebrations
The Festival of Bico, a sort of flatbread kneaded by hand, takes place in Piazze during the last weekend of June and the first weekend of July. The ancient tradition of this “poor bread” has been passed down by housewives of the village, with great passion and love for the land, values that are today shared by the local community and attract many visitors.
The Festival of Pastrignocchi and Cuculo takes place in Cetona between late May and early June. Pastrignocchi represents a local culinary tradition: a type of “poor pasta” that can be made quickly and is mostly consumed on weekdays. The cuculo is a simple cookie, mainly found in the southern part of the province of Siena, which cheered up the palates of tired agricultural workers.
Cetona in fiore is an annual promotional exhibition dedicated to flowers, plants and gardening items, filling the historical centre of the village with its spring colours during the holiday weekend of the 25 April.
The Corsa delle brocche is an historical race held each year during the last two weekends in July, involving the three contrade (districts) Porta Latere, Porta Castello and Porta Capperoni.
How to get here
from FLORENCE: A1 Motorway, exit at Chiusi – Chianciano Terme
from ROME: A1 Motorway, exit at Fabro
CHIUSI – CHIANCIANO TERME Railway Station
Nearby art cities and places of interest
Chiusi (9 Km), Chianciano Terme (18 Km), Montepulciano (28 Km), Pienza (35 Km), Arezzo Al (60 Km), Florence Al (100 Km), Città della Pieve (15 Km), Lake Trasimeno (30 Km), Perugia (60 Km), Assisi (80 Km), Sarteano (6 Km), Radicofani (30 Km), Mount Amiata (50 Km), Orvieto A1 (30 Km), Rome A1 (150 Km), S. Casciano dei Bagni (15 Km), Bolsena Lake (50 Km).
MUNICIPALITY OF CETONA
41 Via Roma, www.comune.cetona.siena.it – Tel. +39 0578 269000 Fax +39 0578 238616
41 Via Roma – Tel. +39 0578269408 – 269415 firstname.lastname@example.org
BELVERDE NATURAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK SERVICES CENTRE
Strada della Montagna – Tel. +39 0578239219
HOSTEL “LA COCCIARIA”
18 Via San Sebastiano -Tel. +39 0578237104 email@example.com
Via Roma – Tel. +39 0578 238006 or 112
41 Via Roma, – Tel. +39 0578269404
24H CIVIL PROTECTION – Tel. 800913648
FIRE BRIGADE Tel. 115
Via Risorgimento – Tel. +39 0578238014
MEDICAL SERVICES – FIRST AID Tel. 118
CAR HIRE & TAXIS
Cetona, 48 Via R. Cacioli – Tel. +39 0578238063
Chiusi, 44 Via Piave – Tel. +39 057 21929
Loc. Biancheto – Strada della Montagna Sarteano – San Casciano dei Bagni
Loc. Cancelli – Strada della Montagna Sarteano – San Casciano dei Bagni
– Tennis courts, skating rink, soccer field, playground for children.
Cetona – Public Gardens – Via S. Sebastiano.
– Soccer field Cetona – Via Campo delle Fiere
– Multipurpose gym (gymnastics, volleyball, basketball and five-a-side football)
Cetona – Via Risorgimento
– Multipurpose court (soccer, tennis, volleyball and basketball)
Piazze – Via dei Molini
– Football field
Piazze – Via dei Molini