Best Photography Locations in Pitigliano

Pitigliano is a small village in the south of Tuscany, in the province of Grosseto. Small Jerusalem is called because a small Jewish community resides within it. There has been news of the first settlements already in the Etruscan times, testimonies that had disappeared nowadays were traces of the old walls. Pitigliano is spoken in official form already in 1061, in a letter sent by Pope Niccol√≤ ii. Pitigliano in this document is referred to as the place of expertise of the Aldobrandeschi family. Following the marriage between Countess Aldobrandeschi and Romano Orsini, the county seat was moved to Pitigliano. Subsequently the Orsini family ruled for centuries the homonymous county. Many Tuscan cities tried to subdue Pitigliano County, such as Florence, Siena, and Orvieto, but failed to do so. Only in 1574 the fortress of the city was sold to the Medici family. From this moment on, Pitigliano was part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. In spite of this, the Medici family disowned Pitigliano’s fate, dropping it in a short time in ruin. Only in 1700, when the Grand Duchy passed to Lorraine, the town of Pitigliano videos a slow but gradual cultural and economic recovery. Today Pitigliano is one of the most sought after tourist destinations, having been included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy.

If you think of visiting Pitigliano, do not forget that just outside the village there are numerous Etruscan tombs, some of which have been transformed into wine cellars. The country was built over a tuff cliff. As soon as you enter the village, we are facing the square Petruccioli, from which you can admire an amazing panorama thanks to its Belvedere. Once we cross this square, we meet another, Piazza Garibaldi, characterized by tall walls surrounding it. Other artistic attractions to be visited are the aqueduct and fortress, both works built under the control of Giuliano da Sangallo. Within the fortress we can visit Palazzo Orsini, built of the homonymous family in the Renaissance period. Another square that deserves to be seen is the square of the Republic.

Featuring two fountains and a terrace with a unique view of the river, with its waterfalls, and the profile of Mount Amiata. Pitigliano attracts many couples who decide to marry in Tuscany. Especially Jewish couples, given the presence of a small Jewish community still today. Once there was a Jewish ghetto, a synagogue and a cemetery reserved exclusively to Jews, among others the only one in the province of Grosseto. Of course, being a very characteristic country attracts couples of all religions. Here you can marry with a civil ceremony, which is held in the Council Room.

 

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