The village of Fonte Vetriana
Fonte Vetriana, a village in the municipality of Sarteano, is located in the unspoiled hills of Val d'Orcia in the province of Siena. Perched at 750 meters altitude on the side of Monte Cetona, Fonte Vetriana enjoys a splendid panorama of rolling green hills and medieval cities. This sunny hill-side position ensures a pleasant temperature year-round.
A living village barely touched by tourism, Fonte Vetriana provides visitors the opportunity to savour the real Tuscany. The village has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the remains of these prehistoric settlements can be visited in the village today. Since the 17th century, three families have inhabited Fonte Vetriana; their descendants reside in the village to this day. Presently the lands surrounding the village are farmed.
Location of Fonte Vetriana
Activities in Fonte Vetriana
A masterpiece of medieval architecture also lies close to the village: the famous Spineto Abbey, constructed in 1085 by Benedictine monks of the Vallombrosian order, is located just 2 km from Fonte Vetriana.