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Pitigliano

Pitigliano, (Grosseto)

The characteristic Medieval village is known as "Little Jerusalem" for historical presence of a Jewish community that has always been well integrated into the social context. The territory has been inhabited since Etruscan times, when numerous settlements were found here in the tufa and attested by Late Bronze Age (XII-XI century BC). The City Wall was built by Aldobrandeschi family from the 9th century, present aspect is due to a subsequent restructuring carried out by Orsini family in Renaissance period, designed by Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. Among the buildings of worship, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, built in medieval times and restructured during the XVI, and the Sixteenth Century Synagogue. Among the most important tourist attractions, in September, the characteristic "opening of the wine cellars", during which there are real open-air banquets with grilled meat, typical dishes, local wine and music entertainment.

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