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Top Choice Tuscan in Pitigliano

Il Tufo Allegro

The aromas emanating from the kitchen door off Via Zuccarelli should be enough to draw you down the stairs and into the cosy dining rooms, which are carved out of tufo. Chef Domenico Pichini's menu ranges from tradi…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Pitigliano

Angiolina Vineria

It may be modest in size, but this wine bar is ambitious in its aspirations. There's a small but stellar list of wines by the glass (order the Roccapesta Morellino di Scansano if it's on offer), and a similarly styl…
Cultural in Pitigliano

Torciata di San Giuseppe

Every spring on the night of the equinox there is a torch-lit procession down the Via Cava di San Giuseppe, which culminates in a huge bonfire in Pitigliano's Piazza Garibaldi. The procession serves as a symbol of p…
Museum in Pitigliano

La Piccola Gerusalemme

Head down Via Zuccarelli and turn left at a sign indicating 'La Piccola Gerusalemme' to visit this fascinating time capsule of Pitigliano's rich but sadly near-extinct Jewish culture. It incorporates a tiny, richly …
Italian in Pitigliano

Hostaria del Ceccottino

Specialising in piatti tipici (typical dishes), Ceccottino serves delicious versions of Tuscan classics such as spezzatino di cinghiale (wild boar stew), but also offers less-common dishes inspired by local produce.…
Archaeological Site in Pitigliano

Museo Archeologico all'Aperto 'Alberto Manzi'

An open-air museum, south of Pitigliano on the road to Saturnia, which contains sections of vie cave (sunken roads hewn out of tufo) and several Etruscan necropolises. The vie cave are fascinating to explore – popul…
Tuscan in Pitigliano

La Rocca

Generous pourings of local wine are on offer at this cavernous restaurant and wine bar next to one of the panoramic viewpoints on Piazza della Repubblica. It's run by the local agricultural consortium, so the range …
Museum in Pitigliano

Museo Civico Archeologico di Pitigliano

Head up the stone stairs to this small but well-run museum, which has rich displays of finds from local Etruscan sites. Highlights include some huge intact bucchero (black earthenware pottery) urns dating from the 6…
Museum in Pitigliano

Museo di Palazzo Orsini

Enlarged by the ruling Orsinis in the 16th century, this 13th-century castle later became the residence of the local bishop and is now a museum. Its rooms are filled with an eclectic collection of artworks and local…
Wine in Pitigliano

Settembre diVino – Festa delle Cantine

The first weekend in September (from Thursday to Sunday) sees the town celebrating its signature Bianco di Pitigliano, a dry and lively white. Local cantine (cellars) open specially for tours and tastings; check www…