duration:approx 9.5 Hours
Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card
starting time:8:00 AM from Rome hotel
Experience Southern Tuscany’s off-the-tourist beaten path region of Maremma, a rural area of open spaces, rolling hills, ranches, cowboys (butteri), long-horned cattle, wilderness, delicious food, excellent wines, sacred Etruscan sites, and fairytale medieval towns perched on hilltops overlooking lush valleys.
Your Stefano’s RomeCabs professional driver will pick you up at your Rome hotel and will take a leisurely drive through the rustic countryside of Lazio into Tuscany as you approach Pitigliano and Sovana, medieval hilltop cities rich in history and Etruscan remains. Sovana and Pitigliano are among the few places of Etruscan origin that, with a few exceptions, have been continuously inhabited since ancient times.
Maremma sees fewer tourists than the rest of Tuscany, making it a perfect quiet getaway from crowded tourist destinations. Since it touches the border of Lazio, it offers an ideal opportunity to experience this remarkable part of Tuscany during your sojourn in Rome. Spend a wonderful day exploring this unique region of Tuscany on our Pitigliano and Sovana tour from Rome.
For up to 4 Persons from Rome Hotel: 550 EUROS
For up to 6 Persons from Rome Hotel: 600 EUROS
For up to 8 Persons from Rome Hotel: 650 EUROS
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Pitigliano is an evocative ancient town built on a promontory with medieval volcanic stone buildings and terracotta roofs stacked one on top of the other giving the appearance to have organically grown out of the rocky cliff they stand on. Towering over the steep ravines grooved by three rivers that meet nearby, Pitigliano is a sight to behold.
Pitigliano’s heritage is a source of pride for the locals. Remains of its prehistoric establishment are evident in the tombs and caves along its city wall and nearby Etruscan necropolis. Pitigliano inherited its name, Petilia Gens, from the ancient Romans who combined the names of the settlement’s alleged founders: Petilio and Celiano.
The centuries-old medieval houses, attractive small squares, and narrow pedestrian-friendly winding lanes wide enough for the passage of carts plunge you back into the medieval era of the lords, dukes, and counts that ruled this town and walked on these same streets. Appreciate free time on your own to explore Pitigliano and take in its authentic medieval atmosphere.
In Pitigliano, you will find a variety of unique and inviting shops that sell jewelry, ceramics, delicatessens, olive oil, wine, and the local treat: Sfratto di Pitigliano. The wine of the region has few rivals, which you may enjoy a glass with your lunch at a local ristorante.
Discover the ancient Jewish ghetto on Via Zuccarelli and see why Pitigliano is referred to as "Little Jerusalem". During your free time of exploration, may visit the Jewish Ghetto and see the synagogue built in 1598, centuries-old underground rooms carved from tuffa rock that served as an ancient wine cellar, an Azzime Bakery, and other examples of everyday life of Pitigliano's Jewish community that dates back to the 15th century.
After your visit and lunch in Pitigliano, you will join your driver and continue to your next destination: Sovana.
Surrounded by butterscotch medieval buildings resting on ancient 8th-century foundations and terracotta brick pavement laid out in the traditional herringbone pattern, Sovana’s lovely Piazza del Pretorio is considered one of the top 100 most beautiful squares in Italy.
In this tiny village, you will discover the 8th-century church of Santa Maria, the Palazzetto dell’Archivio, the Loggia del Capitano, and the Palazzo del Pretorio.
Relish a stroll through this tiny hamlet along its narrow lanes where you will discover inviting shops, cafes, and ancient medieval stone buildings.
Built upon what’s believed to have been the original site of the Etruscan acropolis, stands the 11th-century Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral of St Peter renowned for its sculptural decoration and architecturally harmonious interior. The cathedral’s remarkable marble doorway is adorned with mysterious symbolic motifs such as a siren with double tails, human figures constructed in spirals, floral patterns, and a series of geometric ornamentation in bas relief associated with medieval spiritualism.
On the opposite side of the village discover the ruins of the Aldobrandesca Fortress whose fortified tower was part of the defense walls.
Following a stroll through this charming village, you will once again join your driver at approximately 3:00 PM for a relaxing drive through the Maremma countryside. Your delightful day tour to Pitigliano and Sovana concludes with your arrival at your hotel in Rome by approximately 5:30 PM.
Thank you for booking our Pitigliano and Sovana Tour from Rome, and choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your tours in Rome and beyond. We look forward to seeing you in Italy soon!
Payment for this Tour can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online upon request. (See Cancellation policy below)
We kindly ask that cancellations be made via E-mail at least 7 days prior to Date of Service.
Cancellations are accepted only via E-mail so your cancellation is on record. We do not accept cancellations by phone, text message, or 3rd parties.
** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Reduced Net Rate we receive from your prepayment. Reduced Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.
This Pitigliano and Sovana tour from Rome by car provides an English-speaking Private Driver who is not a Licensed Tour Guide.
Italy's laws prevent Drivers from acting as guides and accompanying guests away from the vehicle to sightsee. Only licensed tour guides are lawfully authorized to accompany guests to sightsee on foot. Drivers can provide basic touristic information while at the vehicle, but drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while guests sightsee on foot.
On this tour, you will SELF-TOUR on your own while you visit the towns.
For day tours from Rome, your private driver will meet you inside the lobby of your hotel or in areas permitted by hotels.
For Apartments or B&Bs without a lobby, your driver will meet you outside the main entrance of your Pick Up Address.
* If your hotel or accommodation is on a street or in an area restricted to vehicle traffic, your driver will park as close as lawfully possible and meet you on foot at your Address, and accompany you to your parked vehicle.
Admission tickets to visit "La Piccola Gerusalemme" / Little Jerusalem: 5 EUROS per person.
The site is closed on Saturdays, Jewish holidays, and Christmas Day.
Museum of Orsini Palace in Pitigliano: 5 EUROS Per Person
Cathedral of St. Peter in Sovana - 2.50 EURO Per Person
(Or, Combo Ticket at 6 EUROS Per Person for both Orsini Palace in Pitigliano and St Peter in Sovana)
*** 1 TICKET for 2 ENTRANCES: 6 EUROS Per Person (Ask at the reception of the Orsini Palace Museum)
St Peter Cathedral in Sovana: Openings Hour in the afternoon are 14:30 - 19:00
In January & February, the Cathedral is open only on Saturday and Sunday
** TICKET PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED