Arriving in Pitigliano from the coast, taking the regional road 74 Maremmana, you will be surprised by the city that sits on a great spur of tuff stone and the splendid Medici aqueduct, built between 1636 and 1639, consisting of fifteen arches. The cliff of Pitigliano is surrounded on three sides by gorgess, full of caves dug into the tuff stone. The city is a popular tourist destination and has been included among the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Pitigliano was inhabited since the time of the Etruscans, who founded numerous settlements dug into the tuff stone since the late Bronze Age (XII-XI century a.C.).
The historic center is a succession of narrow streets, steps and views over the cliff. And impossible to count all the places to visit: museums, palaces, churches …
In 2016 a panoramic walkway of about 400 meters was inaugurated, which runs alongside the tuff stone rock and allows you to admire the view over the valleys below.
But Pitigliano in the past was also an important settlement of the Jewish community and in what is still today called “The Jewish Quarter” you can visit the ancient Synagogue (founded in 1598) in addition to a Kasher butcher, the oven for the unleavened bread, the Kasher wine cellar … all dug into the tuff stone.