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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 tufa. Chef Domenico Pichini's menus range from tradi…
Top Choice Tuscan in Pitigliano

La Rocca

Generous pourings of local wine, including Pitigliano's very own DOC white, are on offer at this cavernous wine bar, tucked away at the far end of Piazza della Repubblica, near the panoramic viewpoint. The range of …
Museum in Pitigliano

Palazzo Orsini

Interlinked Piazza Petruccioli and Piazza Garibaldi provide a majestic walkway towards this 13th-century castle, which was enlarged by the ruling Orsinis in the 16th century, became the residence of the local bishop…
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 Pitogliano's rich but sadly near-exinct Jewish culture. It incorporates a tiny, richly a…
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 6t…
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 tastings; check www.comune.pi…
Italian in Pitigliano

Hostaria del Ceccottino

Carla, the chef here, has been cooking traditional local dishes for 30 years – famously none of her recipes are written down. Pitigliano’s Jewish heritage is reflected in the food, which also features prime local pr…
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 and several necropolises.
Tuscan in Pitigliano

Enoteca La Corte del Cechcottino

This sunken courtyard is an atmospheric spot to sample a glass or two of the local vino, accompanied by a simple antipasto plate or a bowl of pasta.