Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. The municipality covers an area of 102.89 square kilometres (39.73 sq mi) and has 3,971 inhabitants, with a density of 39 inhabitants per square kilometre.
Restaurants in Pitigliano
4.5 based on 734 reviews
I've always wanted to visit Pitgliano. The views from across the valley are spectacular! The old town area is lovely to walk around. Good dining options. I based myself at Farmhouse Villa Vacasio, 2.5 miles from town. Great place to stay, as parking i town is very limited.
4.5 based on 123 reviews
Do visit - it is in the centre of Sovano. Like most Tuscan churches there is wall art and very impressive windows.
4.5 based on 240 reviews
Difficult to find but so worth it.
The afternoon we spent exploring these atmospheric semi- subterranean pathways was one of the best days of our holiday.
You can feel the history, the atmosphere is amazing and the walkways are beautiful.
It was a great adventure for our boys who were 9 & 7 at the time.
We saw one other person in the whole 4 hours which made it feel even more mysterious and adventurous!
4.5 based on 153 reviews
If you are even slightly interested in the Etruscan civilisation this is a must to see. Hidden in the forest very mysterious place. You will be surprised how advanced architectonically they were.
How to find it: the entry to the park is not in the town but about 2 km from it.
4.5 based on 187 reviews
We took a detour through the eastern part of the Grosetto province in Southern Tuscany, to visit Sorano and Pitigliano en route to Orvieto from Montalcino.
I hadn’t even heard of Sorano, until a very informative post on Fodors (by Stu Dudley, an invaluable contributor), and I’m glad we took the effort of visiting. The view of Sorano spilling over the hilltop as we approached by car is breathtaking. We drove upto the top of the hill following our GPS and parked just outside the city, near what looked like a castle. We paused to admire the view of the rooftops from a Terrace and then began to descend the stairs into the town itself. We took several twists and turns along the pedestrian stone pathways and enjoyed getting lost in the many passages and archways. It’s hard to imagine that the town is still occupied (the town was absolutely silent, and I think we saw all of 3 locals) and feels like you’ve gone back in time to an altogether different era.
A very welcome surprise indeed (we spent over an hour there) and seemingly off the tourist radar.
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4.5 based on 328 reviews
Don't miss this Duomo, an ancient church built on the remains of an Etruscan site. There is a spiritual essence in this building..the stone walls seemed to have absorbed eons of prayers. Two special times each year--Summer and Winter Solstice, a minor miracle occurs. The church is built (and how did they do this?) so that the sun comes in a slot window and lights up each column, one by one, for about a 20 minute process. I was fortunate to hear a wonderful singer, Jane Mortifee, sing a devotional song and the acoustics are more than perfect. Very stirring.
4 based on 204 reviews
The palace-fortress of the Counts Orsini is one of the most fascinating architecture of the whole southern Tuscany. Born in 1100 as a fortress of the Aldobrandeschi, passed to the Orsini family in 1313. At the end of 1700, owned by the Medici and Lorraine, became the residence of the Bishop of Sovana and then the seat of the central offices of the Diocese.The structure of the building tells centuries of history of the noble families who built and inhabited: the high tower of the keep, the elegant Renaissance inner square, the frescoed rooms newly restored, with portraits of the Orsini and the zodiac symbols are of great historical, cultural and artistic attraction.Since 1989, much of the building was converted into a museum collection of art from both the building itself that the parishes of the Diocese of Pitigliano-Sovana-Orbetello fifteenth and sixteenth century frescoes, tables and paintings of famous authors, including Guidoccio Cozzarelli, Jerome Welcome, Francesco Zuccarelli; wooden statue of the Madonna and Child by Jacopo della Quercia and interesting furnishings for liturgical worship.
Palazzo Orsini is such a beautiful space and has many wonderful artifacts. Had those artifacts been labeled or arranged in a meaningful way, it would have been a much better experience. As an example, there was a large glass case of jewelry on display. It was a mix of periods and styles, arranged seemingly at random, with no information about the pieces at all. It was as if someone had just emptied the contents of their jewelry box and walked away. So, while the quality of many artifacts and the space was high, the context was lacking.
4 based on 130 reviews
Interesting old tombs. Great that they have information in English. We just made a quick stop at "Necropoli Etrusca" (The etruscan necropolis) to look at some of the major sights, like The tomb of the winged demons. I liked it! Small lizards everywhere makes this even more gothic. :)
4.5 based on 53 reviews
Villa Corano is a farm wich produces wine of high quality in the wonderful little medioeval village of Pitigliano in Maremma toscana. Wine tastings and wine shop inside the cellar.
We were adviced to meet before noon to have a session in english, not usually my favourite time for drinking wine - but still a pleasant excperience. We tasted about 10-12 differen wines, and they all were pleasant. Especially we feel in love with the red Acheo with a pepperish finish that suited us well. I had a plan of saving some bottles for a rainy autum evening, but they probably will disappear to soon.
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