Welcome to your holiday home, an immaculately restored 17th century residence, the beautiful Casa at Pitigliano.
Welcome to amazing Pitigliano, a Tuscan city standing on a tuff spur, in a breezy position, with expansive green valleys, a city a city steeped in history, from Etruscan tombs to a majestic cathedral, to narrow Medieval streets, breathtaking vistas and a rich heritage of Jewish culture.
And it's just 136 kilometers (84 miles) from Rome!
The Beautiful Antico Caminetto at Pitigliano
This ancient residence, restored with immaculate attention to detail is on four levels, offering two rental options, a three-bedroom residence, and a fully-equipped studio. The lower level apartment has two Etruscan cellars carved in the tuff. The upper level is believed to have have been a sanctuary due to its central column, while the lower level was a wine cellar. The age of the building is probably 16th century. It was completely renovated two years ago with loving care and every attention was paid to the smallest details, with utmost consideration for the total comfort and convenience of guests.
Perfect for a family or a group of friends, this 120 square meter space been recently restored to create a luxurious and comfortable three-bedroom apartment, furnished exclusively with fine antiques. The beautifully appointed living area has a walnut dining table and a magnificent cabinet, formerly a cheese cabinet. The massive Travertine fireplace is great for curling up on chilly evenings. The kitchen area is equipped with a dishwasher and stocked with everything you might need for your home away from home — from crystal wine glasses to pots and pans.
There are three bedrooms on two upper levels. Each furnished with antique wardrobes and bedside tables, and each with its own beautifully tiled bathroom.
With its own private entrance, the studio has a spacious bed-sitting room with an original tufaceous arch, a kitchen corner with a fireplace, and bathroom. Ideal for a couple or single person. It has been furnished with meticulous care.
The apartments can be rented on a weekend, weekly or monthly basis . Rentals must be secured with a 20% deposit. Due to the value of the antique furnishings, a security deposit will also be requested. Fees are payable by bank transfer or credit card.
|Weekly rentals||High Season €900||Low Season €800|
€200 per day, two day minimum
|Mid-week rentals||High Season €175 per day, two day minimum||Low Season €150 per day, two day minimum|
Cell: (+39) 318.104.22.1687
Pitigliano in the Maremma of Tuscany
Southern Tuscany is wild and many sided, similar to neighbouring Lazio, the area around Rome. Small creeks have cut steep valleys into the landscape and there is a lot of woodland. Not far from Pitigliano is Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic crater lake in Europe. The Maremma coast 50 kilometres, from Pitigliano has beautiful beaches that are hardly developed and the fashionable resort town of Porto Ercole. The area is also rich in natural thermal waters, with spas such as the world-famous Saturnia, only five kilometers from Pitigliano, as are the thermal springs surrounding Viterbo. The area is as rich in history as any region in the world, offering Medieval and Renaissance architecture, Roman ruins, and the Etruscan necropoli in the neighborhood, as well as at nearby Tarquinia and Vulci.
While enjoying your stay at Pitigliano, you can explore neighboring ancient towns, Roman and Etruscan ruins, bicycle and hiking trails, hot springs, golf, wine-tasting at nearby vineyards, or just relax on Marmemma's uncrowded beaches.
As far back as the bronze age, an important city flourished in Pitigliano. Parts of the city walls and groups of rock graves here can be attributed to the ancient Etruscans. With the dawn of the Middle Ages, Pitigliano became part of the enormous holdings of the noble Aldobrandeschi family. After 1312, the region passed to the Orsini, family, and in 1604, the Medici. Among the important historical monuments, which are a “must see" for any visitor, the Cathedral, dating back to the Renaissance, and later enriched with Baroque decorations, is near the top of the list. The town's historical center, with its narrow lanes, and houses built of tuff, volcanic stone, is rich in history, boasting ancient coats-of-arms, and myriad architectural details.
Under the protection of the Orisni family, and later the Medici, Pitigliano, attracted a large Jewish community, which fled there from religious persecution in neighboring areas. The community was consolidated around 1500, and remained and important economic and cultural force in the city until about 1800. The Jewish influence was so pronounced, that part of the city was called "Little Jerusalem." After the reunification of Italy, in 1879 the Jewish population began to decline, as greater freedom under the new secular government, made it possible for Jews to flourish throughout the country. In 1938, German Fascism caused a majority of Pitigliano's Jews to flee, but the heritage they left in the city remains strong. The old "Via di Sotti," today called "Via Zuccarelli, was the center of the old Ghetto. Today, one can still visit the ancient synagogue, founded in 1598, the ancient Jewish cemetery, and the former Jewish bakery in the famous Etruscan caves under the synagogue.