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Cities of Art to visit while staying at San Casciano

View over Cetona from the path around its hills

Those who come to San Casciano dei Bagni are not only interested in the calm of the countryside and the sincerity of village life but also want to visit our world-famous architectural treasures. Some of the nearer Tuscan points of interest are: Pienza, the ideal city of the Sienese Pope Pius II, and Montepulciano with its refined Renaissance architecture and its excellent Vino Nobile, to quote just the most famous.

Chiusi, apart from its important museums, has a very fine cathedral; in Sarteano, a delightful little town, it is possible to admire one of the most beautiful paintings of Domenico Beccafumi, The Annunciation.

In Cetona, you can stroll through the streets and lanes with their typical houses. For wine connoisseurs, Montalcino and its cellars of Brunello wine are only an hour’s drive away, and from there it is easy to arrive at the famous Abbey of Sant’Antimo which according to legend was founded by Charlemagne.

As you leave Tuscan territory you find Città della Pieve, a little town with beautiful buildings and important works by Perugino, and the more celebrated Orvieto with its amazing Cathedral and the Well of Saint Patrick.

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