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Discovering Sovana: one of the most beautiful villages in Italy

A weekend of relaxation and history

If the spring days are approaching and the ideas for a picnic over the weekend are scarce, rest assured, we take care of everything!

It's Tuscany recommends you take a nice walk in the beautiful village of Sovana in Tuscany. La città del Tufo is one "the most beautiful villages in Italy" is minutes from Terme di Saturnia and is historically known for having given birth to Ildebrabndo of Suana, better known as Pope Gregory II.

 

What to see in Sovana:

  • the historic buildings and the fortress
  • the old town with its Cathedral
  • the Etruscan necropolis
  • the Vie Cave
  • Il tesoro di Sovana

 

As soon as you arrive in Sovana you will find the ruins of the imposing Rocca Aldobrandesca dating back to the 11th century.

Along the via del Pretorio, the only access road to the village until 1558, you will arrive in Piazza del Pretorio. The building located in the Centre, with a large clock on the façade and bell gable, is the Palazzo dell'archivio once the seat of the municipality.

The Duomo di Sovana (Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul) is located in the area where probably stood the Etruscan Acropolis, the Foundation of the present building took place between the 8th and 9th centuries. Is one of the most important Romanesque Gothic style buildings in Tuscany.

During excavations in 2004 was found "Il tesoro di Sovana" consisting of 498 gold coins dating from the fifth century and exhibited in the Museum of San Mamiliano.

 

 

 

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