Area del Tufo

Pitigliano: one of the most scenic villages in Tuscany

Pitigliano is located in the extreme south of Tuscany on the border with Lazio. It is about 75 km from Grosseto (the shortest route is the one that passes through Istia d’Ombrone, Scansano and Manciano) and about 110 km from Siena (along the Via Cassia, you pass through Monteroni d’Arbia, Buonconvento, San Quirico d ‘Orcia, at Ponte a Rigo, turn ...

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Sorano: a medieval village with a mighty fortress

The round tower in which traces of the disappeared drawbridge are still visible. Rocca degli Orsini, Sorano, Grosseto. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Sorano is located a short distance from Pitigliano and Sovana, in the extreme south of Tuscany in the area known as “the Tufi area”. Sorano is a beautiful medieval village located along the valley of the Lente river, in a highly suggestive landscape, where dozens of tufaceous spurs with various and bizarre shapes are scattered. THE FORTRESS OF ORSINI The ...

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