Pitigliano is absolutely one of the most fascinating and beloved towns in the Tuscan Maremma, a small treasure chest of ancient art and history, particular and unique in its kind… a real pearl of the Tuscan countryside.
The modern town can trace its origins back to the Middle Ages, when it was founded by the Aldobrandeschi family and, after the marriage between Anastasia Aldobrandeschi and Romano Orsini, Pitigliano passed into the rule of the Orsini Counts, who maintained it until Pitigliano’s annexation to the Republic of Siena, the City of Orvieto and finally the Medici family of Florence.
Pitigliano has a fantastic array of monuments and historic buildings, all wonderful and unique, that are the pride of the town. They include the Cathedral, the Church of San Rocco, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie. As for secular buildings, there’s the beautiful Orsini Palace, the Monument to the Ursinea Offspring and the Fountain of the Seven Cannelle.
When it comes to museums, Pitigliano has two museums inside Palazzo Orsini, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art and the Archaeological Museum, while just outside the village, you can visit the A.Manzi Outdoor Archaeological Museum.
In Pitigliano you always feel welcome and the town’s hotels come with all the comforts you’d expect, along with the kindness and hospitality that is typical of the Tuscan Maremma. A hotel in Pitigliano is the ideal solution for those looking for a relaxing holiday, without sacrificing comfort. It’s also the perfect solution for intrepid travellers exploring the town without their own means of transport, since Pitigliano’s hotels are located in the Old Town, within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. If you are planning to visit Pitigliano anywhere between April and September, always try to book your accommodation well in advance as this is high season.