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Pitigliano, “little Jerusalem”

Pitigliano, “little Jerusalem”

To outsiders, Pitigliano looks like a fairytale village, jetting from striking, wild ridges and surrounded by lush valleys carved by the Lente and Meleta rivers.

The soaring tuff walls, lined with myriad caves and tower houses, are nothing but the best of medieval architecture.

The city’s layout, with houses built vertically on the tuff overhanging, might not need city walls, but you’ll be sure to find some spectacular military structures, such as the 12th-century Palazzo degli Orsini.

Pitigliano proudly remembers its ancient past; former cultures and civilizations were sure to leave a trace, from prehistoric settlements, marked by findings from the Copper Age, to Etruscan traces found in excavated tombs and city walls and the Romans, who left their trace in the place name, Gens Petilia (later Pitigliano).

The city also remembers the medieval presence of the noble Aldobrandeschi family, lords of the Maremma region for almost half a millennium, while in the grandeur of the Renaissance, the noble Orsini family, the Medici and their successors, the Lorraine, promoted remarkable developments and stimulated an era of modernization.

It’s easy to get lost in the magic and charm of Pitigliano while strolling through the ancient, narrow streets, especially in the famous Jewish ghetto. The spectacular village is known as a “Little Jerusalem” for its large and active Jewish community that has been around since the 15th century.


Original Article: https://goo.gl/NkxZjH


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