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Address: Sovana, Sorano, Italy

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Beautiful walk on an Etruscan path cut through Tuff rock

This pathway is well worth a visit. Carved through Tuff rock by the Etruscans, the vertical walls of this narrow pathway create a wonderful contrast of bright light and shadow... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pathway is well worth a visit. Carved through Tuff rock by the Etruscans, the vertical walls of this narrow pathway create a wonderful contrast of bright light and shadow, which open out into spaces with nice views through the valley. There is a pleasant picnic area at the start with a few shaded tables. There is limited parking space,... More 

Thank AndrewJonesFoto
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good one. See Etruscan caves and enjoy spectacular views of Sorano. You can take the easier route or climb almost straight up on the "Ricchetto" path. I think this means 'rocket to the top'. There are trail signs explaining the flora, which is really interesting. The fragrances of fall in the woods were really pleasant. The whole... More 

Thank Andrea F
Jamestown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

These are ancient pathways of the Etrucans carved from the tufa so common to the area. The mystery and sheer beauty of these sunken pathways link your modern footsteps to those who went before so long ago.

Thank Rene S
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Another truly atmospheric Etruscan site with some stunning monumental tombs - clearly some preservation work is in progress on the site -an audioguide will be helpful to get the most from the visit although the pathways are well signposted. Some of the pathways are a tad in need of repair so watch your footing along some sections and although most... More 

Thank Hilarywears
Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I great place for a hiking tour or only for short visit. These are old roads carved in the rock - still carrying in some section solar symbols to scare the enemies. The roads are part of a relatively big archeological park featuring some wonderful, monumental Etruscan tomb.

Thank albertotraveller101
Camas, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

There are several vie cave taking off from Sovana. Do not miss the opportunity to walk them. Keep your eye out for carvings and shrines along the route. Do not be surprised if you discover you are the only one visiting them

Thank Italophile173
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Get a map in the tourism office in Sovana, pack some snacks and water and take the route to Pitigliano. In the way you'll go through the via cava, and may have an idea how it was like to be an etruscan. Attention: you might get lost! On the way back, you can take the bus from Pitigliano to Sovana,... More 

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Reviewed 9 September 2014

It is simply amazing how an ancient society can construct such monuments and roads. The signs around the area give some information and explanations in English about the Etruscan people and the whole area is nice for a hike or just an easy walk in nature.

Thank Yarden85
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

If you are even slightly interested in the Etruscan civilisation this is a must to see. Hidden in the forest very mysterious place. You will be surprised how advanced architectonically they were. How to find it: the entry to the park is not in the town but about 2 km from it.

2 Thank Marcin G
Blue Mountains, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We explored this fortress with other tourist, and the tour guide spoke 3 languages and was very helpful. The tour lasted 1 hour and took us through some very interesting caves, dated back many centuries. Glad to have visited the town and toured.

Thank Boris2552

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