Pitigliano is a fascinating and unique village, with many itineraries, inside and outside the country, to discover its most beautiful attractions, history and traditional culture.
But what to do in half a day in Pitigliano?
The village is small and cozy, but don’t be fooled … it has many attractions to discover! The ancient origins make Pitigliano one of the richest places in monuments, historic buildings and sacred buildings, it is no coincidence that Pitigliano is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy!
Arriving from the SR74 from Manciano, arrived at the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, one of the most beautiful views of Tuscany will open in front of you, the village of Pitigliano perched on a cliff of tufaceous rock, with the oldest buildings merged into the tufaceous rock in the which have been excavated … a truly unique image of its kind, with the arches of the Medici Aqueduct and the bell tower of the cathedral, especially if you have the opportunity to admire Pitigliano at night.
After parking your car, with a short walk you will arrive in the heart of the village, here are all the main monuments of Pitigliano, the visit begins with the Medici Aqueduct, an imposing building built by the Medici for the town’s water supply. it is a very particular structure, recognizable from afar by its characteristic arches, completing the Medici Aqueduct, the Fountain of the Seven Spouts. The visit continues along Via Roma, one of the most characteristic of the town, from here between characteristic alleys that branch off from the main street, flowered terraces and shops selling typical products and crafts, you arrive in Piazza San Gregorio VII, here is the Cathedral, dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul, a splendid example of Baroque art, in a few steps, following Via Generale Orsini, there is the Church of San Rocco, the oldest church in the town, dating back to the 12th century. Continue taking Via Zuccarelli, here is the ancient Jewish Quarter, with the Synagogue dating back to 1598 and an adjoining museum, the Forno delle Azzime, the Macelleria and the Cantina Kasher, once past the Jewish Ghetto, continue towards Via Roma to reach Piazza Fortezza Orsini, where the Palazzo Orsini is located. Palazzo Orsini is the ancient residence of the Orsini family in Pitigliano, here there are two important museums, the Archaeological Museum, where the finds from the archaeological necropolises of Pitigliano are exhibited, and the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art.
The half-day itinerary in Pitigliano ends here, but there are still many other things to discover in this Tuscan village, the characteristic alleys and streets, the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie, the A.Manzi Open Air Archaeological Museum, the Vie Cave … In the meantime, you absolutely cannot miss the opportunity to discover the typical local cuisine, many traditional restaurants offering traditional dishes from Pitigliano and Maremma, naturally accompanied by the extraordinary locally produced wines!