If you take your holidays in bungalows along the Tuscan coast, do not miss the opportunity to visit Pitigliano and immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of this village.
Pitigliano, located in the heart of Maremma, is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. You can immediately see it from the many photos that portray the village from the lookout. Perched on a large tuff rock to which houses have been clinging for centuries. Pitigliano is also called Little Jerusalem because, since 1500, it has been home to a large Jewish community still present.
Legend has it that the name Pitigliano derives from the fusion of the names Petilius and Celianus, two young Romans. They founded here the first community, fleeing from Rome, where they had stolen the golden crown of Jupiter.
Certainly, this territory has been inhabited since the Neolithic times, but the Etruscans left indelible traces of their presence above all. The famous Vie Cave, ancient communication routes hand-carved into tuff rock, villages, necropolis.
But every century, he left traces of his works in Pitigliano.
Today the historic center is full of palaces, alleys, squares, and panoramic views from which you can enjoy a unique view. Pitigliano’s countryside does not offer campsites for the stay, but if you are in bungalows along the coast, Pitigliano can be reached in less than an hour from Orbetello.
If you take your holidays in bungalows along the Tuscan coast, do not miss the opportunity to visit Pitigliano and immerse yourself in the centuries-old history of this village. In addition to the spectacular overview of the village, palazzo Orsini, the homonymous family’s residence, is definitely to be seen.
A real castle-fortress in the center of the village, today a municipal museum that dares numerous permanent and temporary exhibitions.