Pitigliano is a charming hilltop town located in the province of Grosseto, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Known as the "Little Jerusalem" of Tuscany, the town is famous for its rich history and cultural heritage. With its unique architecture, ancient Etruscan tombs, and picturesque views, Pitigliano is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Tuscany. To learn more about this beautiful town, visit the official tourism website for Pitigliano: https://www.visittuscany.com/en/destinations/pitigliano/

Highlights of Pitigliano:

  1. Orsini Fortress - a medieval fortress that dominates the town's skyline and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. https://www.visittuscany.com/en/attractions/pitigliano-and-its-fortress/
  2. Jewish Ghetto - explore the town's Jewish heritage by visiting the ancient Jewish Ghetto and the Synagogue, which is one of the oldest in Tuscany. https://www.visittuscany.com/en/ideas/the-little-jerusalem-of-tuscany/
  3. Palazzo Orsini - a Renaissance palace that houses the Archaeological Museum of Pitigliano. The museum exhibits the Etruscan history and artifacts found in the region. https://www.visittuscany.com/en/attractions/the-archaeological-museum-of-pitigliano/
  4. Vie Cave - visit the ancient Etruscan tombs and paths carved out of the tuff stone that surround Pitigliano. These paths are also perfect for hiking and exploring the beautiful countryside. https://www.visittuscany.com/en/ideas/along-the-vie-cave-of-pitigliano/
  5. Wine Tasting - enjoy a tasting of the famous Tuscan wines, such as Morellino di Scansano, at one of the many wineries located in and around Pitigliano. https://www.visittuscany.com/en/ideas/one-day-in-pitigliano-and-its-surroundings/

Directions to Pitigliano:

By Car: From Florence, take the A1 motorway towards Rome, then take the exit for Chiusi-Chianciano Terme and follow the signs for Pitigliano. The journey takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes. From Rome, take the A12 motorway towards Civitavecchia, then take the exit for SS1 towards Grosseto, and finally follow the signs for Pitigliano. The journey takes around 2 hours.

By Plane: The nearest airport to Pitigliano is Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome, which is located around 150 kilometers away. From the airport, you can hire a taxi or rent a car to get to Pitigliano. Alternatively, you can take a train from Rome to Orvieto, and then take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Pitigliano. The journey takes around 3 hours.