"Etruscan Necropolis" Sovana Things to Do Tip by BruceDunning

Sovana Things to Do: 11 reviews and 19 photos

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  • REad it and tell me what it says - Sovana
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  • A cave in the hillside - Sovana
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  • Walking path further into the necropolis - Sovana
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Behind the Medici castle is the path leading to the Etruscan ruins/caves. The path is really dark and scary for those trepid ones. The necropolis was a very large complex during Etruscan era, and the tomb of Hildabranda is here in the rocks. He was named Pope Gregory in 1073, and wailed a lot of power in Italy at that time. Below the town are a lot of caves, some carved out be water erosion,
and others from the Etruscan times for burials. The total path may take you into about 1 mile of searching; it is very dark and covered by forest and overgrowth.

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  • Updated Aug 3, 2008
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