All the world’s a stage – or so it feels – from your elegant apartment slap bang on Cetona’s Piazza Garibaldi. Gaze over the square and its daily bustle: soaring swifts call, mouth-watering smells waft up from artisan bakeries, snatches of song are caught on the breeze. You enter a smart, high-ceilinged hall with a black-and-white chequered floor decked in antiques, lamps and mirrors. Through here is an open-plan living/dining/kitchen space with soaring ceilings, painted arched wall panels and graceful furniture. Fling the shutters open to let the light stream in, close the double-glazed window covers to shut out any noise. In one corner is a super-smart kitchen with a breakfast bar and everything a chef might need, and a large polished dining table for long, convivial suppers. Choose from three bedrooms; the red room is the largest with piazza views and a handsome armoire. The yellow en suite and blue rooms overlook a pretty courtyard and catch the morning sun. Plenty to do in the town itself or you can hop on a train to Rome or Florence.