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SARTEANO:  Country : Italy |  Region: Tuscany |  Province: Siena

Population: 4738 | Altitude 573 mt a.s.l  | Zip code 53047 | Area code 0578

 

 
     
 

 Town information

 
 

Picturesque village in the province of Siena, in southern Tuscany. Sarteano rises between the undulating hills of ancient Etruria on the buttress of the Cetona Mount, in a magnificent level ground position. It dominates the Chiana Valley, Arezzo’s Valley and a great part of Umbria. The town is surrounded by a double circle of walls and it is has been well known since ancient times for its curative thermal waters.

 
     
 

 Sights to see and things to do

 
  The castle, towering on a hilltop, offers the opportunity to enjoy a suggestive view. The thermal waters Park is best known as “Bagno Santo” and houses a complex of a thermal pool, recreation and sport facilities.
Among the monuments worthy of note is the Romanesque Church of St. Lorenzo preserving a beautiful marble ciborium and the Church of St. Martino in Foro with works by Beccafumi, Vanni and Pellicciaio.
Other historical monuments include the town hall, the Arrischianti theater, Palazzo Piccolomini, Palazzo Goti-Fanelli, Palazzo Cennini (15th C) and Palazzo del Podestà.

The Archeological Museum of Sarteano, hosted on the ground floor of the 15th century Palazzo Gabrielli, is just a short distance from the central piazza. It contains a collection of finds found in the nearby necropolises on hills around Sarteano and illustrates the history and culture of the territory from the Bronze Age to the Roman Era. (Cinerary vases, bronze objects, painted ceramics and much more.)
Just outside of the town is the ancient thermal spring of St. Lucia.

 
 
Nearby localities: Castiglioncello sul Trinoro, wonderful viewpoint over Mount Amiata and Val d'Orcia.
 

 Events and festivals in SARTEANO

 
 

The “Giostra del Saracino” is the most important Festival of Sarteano and is renewed as a rooted tradition in the soul of its inhabitants, divided into five districts. This festival takes place every year on the 15th August in the afternoon. Magnificent are the allegories, the costumes, the parades with flag wavers from each district. Exciting is the full gallop ride with the knights (horseman riders). The first documents on the ride date back to 1853.
Antique market: 3rd Sunday of the month
Weekly market: Friday morning
Religious feast: “Madonna del Buonconsiglio” April 26
Feast of San Martino: November 11

Recommended restaurants: 
Restaurant "I Tintori", in the main piazza.
Restaurant " La Lanterna"  (Fish dishes)
Restaurant "La Giara"
 

 
 

 Getting there

 
 
By Train
:  The closest railway station is Sarteano train station Train schedules

By Air: International flights to Rome, Pisa, Florence o Milan

 

 

 

Other interesting Tourist  Places,  lovely Towns,  Villages and art Cities close to Siena in Tuscany,

Asciano, BuonconventoCastelnuovo Berardenga, Castiglione D'Orcia, Cetona, Chianciano TermeChianti area, Chiusdino, Chiusi, Colle Val D'Elsa, Montalcino, Montepulciano, MonteriggioniMonticchiello, Monticiano, Monteoliveto, MurloPienza, Radda in Chianti, RadicofaniRapolano Terme, San Casciano dei Bagni, San Galgano, San Gimignano,  San Giovanni D'Asso, San Quirico d'Orcia, Sarteano, Sinalunga, Sovicille, Torrita di Siena, Trequanda, Val d'Orcia.

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