Itineraries in the region
The historic center of Cetona
The historic centre of Cetona has maintained its medieval layout intact; the town developed around a hill, according to a system of concentric circles that follow the placement of the three rings of walls. The summit is occupied by the remains of the Rocca, the oldest medieval castle. The great renaissance piazza, unusual for a community like Cetona, provides a spectacular entrance into the fortified village. Thanks to the conservation of Cetona’s urban fabric and environmental surroundings, ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities) has justifiably ranked Cetona as one of the “Most beautiful villages in Italy”.
Piazze e Camporsevoli
The village of Piazze is situated at the foot of Mount Cetona, to the south-east. Local sources claim that the etymology of its name is attributed to the open squares, or piazze, in which the charcoal burners produced coal using wood logged from the mountain. The centre, that is linked to the history of the castle of Camporsevoli, has an urban development stretching from east to west. At its core lies the ancient church dedicated to St. Lazarus and the First World War Memorial.