The 10 Best Things to Do in Pitigliano, Italy

December 26, 2017 Nobuko Falco

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

1. Pitigliano Centro Storico

58017 Pitigliano, Italy +39 328 691 5908
Excellent
75%
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21%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 734 reviews

Pitigliano Centro Storico

Reviewed By mjpileggi - Frederick, MD

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.

2. Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

Piazza del Pretorio, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 123 reviews

Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

Reviewed By Maxim123153 - Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Do visit - it is in the centre of Sovano. Like most Tuscan churches there is wall art and very impressive windows.

3. Vie Cave Etrusche

Nei pressi del paese, Pitigliano, Italy +39 320 314 9587
Excellent
62%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 240 reviews

Vie Cave Etrusche

Reviewed By Sarah H

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. Vie Cave

Sovana, Sorano, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
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4.5 based on 153 reviews

Vie Cave

Reviewed By Marcin G - Rome, Italy

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.

5. Sorano Centro Storico

58010, Sorano, Italy
Excellent
58%
Good
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Sorano Centro Storico

Reviewed By Anuj_Mithani - Mumbai, India

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.

6. Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano

Vicolo Marghera,1 | Across Via Zuccarelli, 58017 Pitigliano, Italy +39 0564 614230
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 567 reviews

Antico Ghetto e Sinagoga Pitigliano

Reviewed By Moira J - Salisbury, United Kingdom

Very interesting visit to the site of the old Synagogue and ghetto. Saw a video about the Jewish cemetery, which we could see but not find the way in. Must explore more thoroughly next time!

7. Duomo di Sovana -Cattedrale di San Pietro e Paolo

Via del Duomo, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy +39 0564 616532
Excellent
54%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 328 reviews

Duomo di Sovana -Cattedrale di San Pietro e Paolo

Reviewed By Jan T - San Diego, California

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.

8. Museo di Palazzo Orsini

Piazza Fortezza Orsini, 25, 58017 Pitigliano, Italy +39 0564 616074
Excellent
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4 based on 204 reviews

Museo di Palazzo Orsini

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.

Reviewed By historybuff33 - San Pedro, CA

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.

9. Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo

Palazzo Pretorio | Piazza Pretorio, 12/a, 58010 Sovana, Sorano, Italy +39 0564 633023
Excellent
46%
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4 based on 130 reviews

Parco Archeologico Citta del Tufo

Reviewed By Edward S - Stockholm

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. :)

10. Villa Corano

74 Maremmana Km. 46,760, 58017 Pitigliano, Italy +39 0564 614464
Excellent
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4.5 based on 53 reviews

Villa Corano

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.

Reviewed By Benotte

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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