PITIGLIANO (km 82) Print E-mail

One can stand open-mouthed when coming from the coast, after countless curves, leaning on a spur of tufa, appears Pitigliano: beautiful village (it was included among the "most beautiful villages in Italy"), whose homes are often confused with the underlying rock.

This town is the same for centuries: a maze of narrow streets that follow one another, sometimes alleys so narrow that a person is hard to pass. Here, every era has left a mark: Etruscan, Roman and Medieval. Here every people has eroded tuff, creating a city under the city tunnels, wells, tombs and cellars.

Pitigliano is also called Little Jerusalem because in the middle of 800 settled there a large Jewish community from Livorno. Today you can admire the still functioning synagogue and the museum dedicated to the community.