Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza

Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza, Sorano

Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza

Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Caverns & Caves
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Mauriziosimran
Athens, Greece47 contributions
Another Etruscan city with tons of dug-out chambers/tombs
Aug 2019
Since the town and its supposedly Necropolis are located on the same hill, I surmise that they are not only tombs all these grottoes... The depth of these big grottoes are amazing! You can tell that later Romans or other populations used the site to live on after many centuries had passed from the original inhabitants.
Written 9 October 2019
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rmitgoteam
Naples, FL888 contributions
A Long, Long Walk With Not Much To See
Sep 2018 • Couples
The site is a 1.5 km walk through the woods. It's a nice walk with some caves on the right side but way too long. The site itself is completely spread out in the woods so there is a lot more walking to do once you get there. Not much is left of the first castle ruins -- just a few isolated walls. We walked a few hundred meters more to the church ruins. These were much better. We decided to not walk any further to the ruins of the second castle since it was already a 2 km walk back to the car parking. Given the time and effort we expended, we decided it was a mistake to come here and can't recommend it unless you have nothing better to do.
Written 23 September 2018
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E R
freehold, United States54 contributions
NIce walk through history and nature
Apr 2016 • Couples
nice place to spend a couple of hours lost in nature and history in the lost city. WE had a lovely refreshing walk through the woods on the path passed the ancient caves surrounded by the miriads of song birds
Written 7 May 2016
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions
The "ghost town" of Vitozza: a specificity in this tuff region
Jun 2013 • Family
Of all the sights that this region of volcanic tuff features, Vitozza isn't the most attractive as for the landscape: the deep Etruscan so-called "vie cave" (carved roads) around Pitigliano and Sovana, or the monumental Etruscan tombs around Sovana, probably outweight it. The historical interest, however, is great: it is the largest settlement that in central Italy features houses carved into the rock (on the example of the most famous Matera).
The hike is about 2km one way, and starts in the village of San Quirico (a hamlet of Sorano town). Along the way, numerous bilingual signs - Italian / English - mark the trail and illustrate the major points of interest.
It appears that even in the late eighteenth century, many cave houses were still inhabited, and also that the level of comfort should not be much different than that of traditional, poor, peasant houses (which were also present in the village, but of which there is nothing left ). After all, who visited for example Guadix, near Granada (Spain), knows that the cave dwellings are inhabitable without major problems even today.
Overall the visit in Vitozza validly enriches the look on our less known past, that of the rural people.
Written 3 June 2013
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