Pitigliano, is an hour and a half from our resort. It is’ a town inhabited since ancient times. The legendary name originates from two refugees: Petipio and Celuiano who, after stealing a crown from the Capitol, found refuge in the area giving rise to the name of Pitigliano.
Places of interest in Pitigliano:
The Orsini Fortress, located in the main square. The fortress hosts a couple of museums: The Diocesan Museum (Museum of Sacred Art) and the Archaeological Museum, where you can admire Etruscan, Roman, and Prehistoric artifacts.
The Ghetto ( or Synagogue) dating from the late 16th century, it was bombed during the World War II, and subsequently restored.
The Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul stands on the ruins of an ancient church dating back to Medieval era.
In the district of Capisotto, you can see the walls dating back to Etruscan period, and built with tuff blocks.
Outside the village, you can find the Jewish Cemetery, Pitigliano is in fact also called “Little Jerusalem” due to the large number of Jewish communities living here. In the second half of the 16th century, a Jewish community that was expelled from the Papal States, decided to settle right here in Pitigliano. In 1949 other Jews arrived, and joined a great community of 300-600 units.