Pitigliano, Italy

Italy, Pitigliano, Sorano, Sovana

 

Discover the enchanting village of Pitigliano, Italy, known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in the country. Nicknamed the “Little Jerusalem,” this Tuscan village housed a thriving Jewish community in the 16th century, and today visitors can still explore the historic Synagogue and Ghetto within its walls.

One of the town’s most iconic landmarks is the Medici Aqueduct, a graceful structure built by the Orsini family for water supply.

Surrounding Pitigliano are the remarkable vie cave, ancient Etruscan pathways carved into the tuffaceous rock, some stretching almost a mile with walls towering up to 65 feet high.

Nearby, Sorano boasts the imposing Orsini Fortress and the unique Masso Leopoldino, a fortress-like structure carved from a massive tuffaceous cliff, resembling a ship overlooking the Lente stream valley.

Meanwhile, Sovana exudes medieval charm, with its historic center nestled between the Rocca and the Duomo, symbols of political and spiritual power in the region, respectively. Whether you’re captivated by Etruscan history or medieval architecture, Pitigliano, Sorano, and Sovana offer an unforgettable journey through Italy’s rich past.

Pitigliano
Pitigliano
Pitigliano
Pitigliano
Pitigliano
Sorano
Sorano
Sovana
Sovana