Tsesi is the largest village in Racha. Although the number of residents has decreased, it remains one of the most developed settlements in the region. Tsesi is mainly known for the trips of Italian traveler Vittorio Sella, who left behind a very interesting photographs showing the everyday life of the region’s inhabitants.
In Tsesi you can see houses-towers, very popular in the mountainous regions of Georgia, which were once used as defensive points. The construction of such a house was very interesting – cattle were kept on the first floor, the second floor had a residential part, food storage was placed on the third floor, while the fourth, last floor, served as a defensive point.