Situated atop a hill looking over beautiful green countryside in the Italian province of Siena is the peaceful town of Cetona. If you are looking for a trip that offers seclusion, tranquillity and breath-taking views then a Cetona holiday should be right up your street. The town does have several interesting attractions and a few popular activities too, meaning that a Cetona holiday rental house is the ideal place to put your feet up and relax after a busy day out in the sunshine.
Because Cetona is situated in the heart of the countryside, there are only a few basic pursuits available which include the likes of walking, cycling, horse riding and tennis. However, the town does have some wonderful attractions, particularly in the form of the Museo Civico per la Prehistoria del Monte Cetona which displays many important finds that have been found in the surrounding area of the town. Some beautiful older buildings are also on view in Cetona such as the Minutelli Palace, which is now the town hall and the Convento di Santa Maria a Belverde which includes several frescoes by the renowned Italian painter Cola Petruccioli.
Should you feel the need to leave your comfortable Cetona holiday rental house for the day and head off to see other towns and cities, one recommendation is the town of Chiusi which is approximately 15 minutes journey from Cetona. The area surrounding Chiusi has been rich with ancient archaeological finds which has resulted in the Etruscan Museum occupying the town for locals and visitors to enjoy.
An unusual but interesting attraction of Chiusi is the “Labyrinth of Porsenna”, a series of tunnels that run underneath the cathedral and other parts of the town. The tunnels are thought to date to the 5th and 6th centuries and were used mainly as a drainage system for the town during this period.
On top of being able to appreciate a fantastic Cetona holiday rental house you can expect to enjoy some fabulous weather whilst on your trip. The hottest months of the year to have a Cetona holiday are generally July and August when the temperature during the day can reach a wonderful 30°C. The winter months of January and February see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between 9° and 15°C. The annual rainfall amount for the town is 19 inches.
Travellers on a Cetona holiday can start their wonderful trip by arriving at Florence Airport (FLR) which is approximately an hour and a half away from the town. Airlines that offer affordable, regular flights to the area include KLM, BMI, Meridiana, Lufthansa and Swiss Airlines. Passengers can leave the UK from several airports such as Heathrow (LHR), Edinburgh (EDI), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and London Gatwick (LGW).