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Comune di Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Panorama of Sarteano
Half red (left) and half beige (right) with a lion, crown, and leaves
Coat of arms
Sarteano is located in Italy
Location of Sarteano in Italy
Coordinates: 42°59′N 11°52′E / 42.983°N 11.867°E / 42.983; 11.867Coordinates: 42°59′N 11°52′E / 42.983°N 11.867°E / 42.983; 11.867
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Frazioni Castiglioncello del Trinoro, Fonte Vetriana
 • Mayor Francesco Landi
 • Total 85.2 km2 (32.9 sq mi)
Elevation 573 m (1,880 ft)
Population (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total 4,723
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sarteanesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 53047
Dialing code 0578
Website Official website

Sarteano is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) southeast of Florence and about 60 kilometres (37 mi) southeast of Siena.[2]

Sarteano is particularly important from the historical point of view. Located between Val d'Orcia and Valdichiana, the area of Sarteano has been inhabited for thousands of years. For this reason, Sarteano has a very rich archeology. In particular, some of the most important Etruscan tombs of Tuscany are located in the countryside around Sarteano. A large portion of the archeological objects found in the area form the collection of the Museo civico archeologico di Sarteano.

Sarteano borders the following municipalities: Cetona, Chianciano Terme, Chiusi, Pienza, Radicofani, and San Casciano dei Bagni.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Harris, W., DARMC, R. Talbert, S. Gillies, T. Elliott, J. Becker. "Places: 413307 (Sarteano)". Pleiades. Retrieved February 23, 2014.

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