CLASSICAL TOUR: Pitigliano, known as "little Jerusalem" for its Jewish quarter and the synagogue, is situated on a spectacular outcrop of tufa, in an area already inhabited in Etruscan times. From Pitigliano comes also the DOC Bianco di Pitiglianio, a straw-colored white wine with a delicate fragrance that is stored here in countless tuff cellars.
Duration: 1,5-2 hrs
Our guided walking tour in Pitigliano starts at the Piazza Petruccioli in front of the big gate bearing the coat of arms of the Orsini family. Main points of our tour are the acqueduct built by Antonio da Sangallo in 1545, the Piazza della Repubblica with the powerful Orsini palace, the Piazza Gregorio VII, dominated by the Cathedral, the church of Santa Maria and the Jewish quarter.
Entrance fee: Diocesan Museum inside the Palazzo Orsini: full price 3,00 € p.p.; reduced 2,50 € p.p. (groups); Synagogue and Jewish Culture Museum at Pitigliano: full price 3,00 p.p.; reduced 2,00 € p.p. (groups).
A FEW STEPS FROM PITIGLIANO
SOVANA: Thanks to the beauty of its Romanesque cathedral, the medieval palaces and the ancient fortress, Sovana was included in the list of the most charming villages in Italy. Here time seems to have come to a stand still right in its most flourishing period.
On our guided walking tour in Sovana we focuss on the Rocca, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, with a ciborium from the IX century (one of the few examples of pre-Romanesque art in Tuscany) and the beautiful cathedral, built in the eleventh century.
The visit of Sovana, could be combined with a part of the archaeological area, the so called Via delle Cave, a canyon like street inside the Parco della Civilta del Tufo.
Duration: 1,5 hrs. (2,5 -3 hrs with Vie delle Cave)
As a full-day excursion, we recommend visiting Pitigliano or the archaeological area including the Etruscan necropolis and the famous Ildebranda and the siren grave.
Duration: 4-5 hrs.
Entrance fee: Archeological area: 5,00 € per person, groups 2,50 € per person