"The Etruscan connection" Pitigliano Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Pitigliano Things to Do: 30 reviews and 40 photos

  Etruscan trails - the Via Cava
by iandsmith

In nearby Sorana and Sovana there are some wonderful evocative Etruscan remnants and, for me, none more so than the Via Cava.
This oh-so-ancient via is carved out of the tufa and even today you can imagine people and livestock walking along this amazing track. Here and there are tombs hewn out of the rock, tempting one to ponder on who was buried here and why.
I like to think I have a "feel" for history and this is a place where I found it wondrous and almost overwhelming. Over 2,000 years ago people walked on this very trail and I was there on my own while a light snowfall drifted all around me. It was one of those unforgettable moments of travelling.

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2007
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