Ciggiano is a village surrounded by lush green forests and olive groves that belongs to the municipality of Civitella in the Val di Chiana province of Arezzo. It is close to a road that connects it easily to Arezzo, Siena and Florence yet retaining its countryside character and charm.
The village has had a steady production of olive oil and wine over the years and continues to do so today. It's location along the old road - Strada Vecchia Senese, has much to do with this fact as it contributes to the ease of distribution of produce to the larger towns and cities.
Whilst it is mentioned in ancient documents that the city has Roman ancestry, there are few traces of the old walls remaining. However, noteworthy and worth a visit is the Church Santa Biagio, still standing and dating back to the 15th century. Also the Church of Santa Croce - early 17th century is interesting.
The town has a pub called the Little Black Horse and a small grocery store. For shopping and restaurants however you need to travel a further 6km to Monte San Savino.
The village holds a wine festival during two consecutive weekends in September and this is always fun. It's called 'Festa Dell'Uva' and they celebrate the glory of the grape (Uva)!
From here you can easily reach Arezzo (27 km), Siena (43 km) and Florence (80 km). We can recommend excursions to the nearby wine town Montepulciano, the small and picturesque San Quirico d'Orcia with its beautiful gardens, Montalcino, Pienza - know as cheese town, the beautiful Castelnuovo Berardenga, Asciano and the medieval town of Monte San Savino.
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