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Pitigliano Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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Pitigliano stands in an impressive and picturesque site on a spur of volcanic rock high above the confluence of two rivers, the Lente and Meleta. An Etruscan settlement before being colonised by the Romans, the town was once known as “Little Jerusalem” because of the large Jewish community it housed until the late 19C. A synagogue and an oven for baking unleavened bread from this period can still be seen in the town today.

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Tourist attractions Pitigliano : Things to see and do

  • Palais Orsini (Orsini Palace)

    Palazzo Orsini I - 58017 Pitigliano

    This is a vast square building which has preserved on its facade its medieval appearance with a crenelated roof ridge, a machicolated forepart and an austere loggia set on two uneven arches. Behind this the building was converted in the 16C and there..

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  • Medieval Town

    Vicolo Ancona I - 58017 Pitigliano

    This is accessed by crossing the remains of the city walls with Etruscan foundations and aqueduct, then reaching Piazza della Repubblica. The long and sometimes steeply sloping town is criss-crossed by paved streets linked by covered passages and sta..

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  • Cathedral (Duomo)

    v. San-Gregorio I - 58017 Pitigliano

    Its Baroque facade is in contrast to the powerful fortified campanile which is in fact the old medieval Belfry. Nearby, a crossbeam column is sculpted with heraldic bearings and is topped by a bear, an allusion to the Orsini, Roman Counts who were th..

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  • Il Tufo Allegro Quite comfortable restaurant 

    vicolo della Costituzione 5 I - 58017 Pitigliano

    In the heart of the Etruscan resort, close to the synagogue: Tuscan dishes, a small restaurant with a well stocked wine cellar and two dining rooms hewn out of the rock.

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