Once a bustling epicenter of Etruscan life, historic Sovana boasts a rich history along its cobblestone streets. This excursion begins with a walking tour of Sovana, with stops at the commanding duomo, or cathedral. Within its walls you'll discover beautiful frescoes and masonry, as well as the history of this and other remarkable buildings in the town.
Just outside the village of Sovana is an archeological park that displays a grouping of surprisingly well-preserved Etruscan tombs. Our local tour guide, Carlo Rosati, will lead the group high up into the park for a close-up view of the tombs that were carefully carved into the tufo stone in the 6th century B.C. On this excursion the group will also catch a glimpse of the canyonlike vie cave trails that connect the ancient Tuscan towns. This is a hilly experience along uneven dirt paths, so sturdy shoes are recommended.
We will then visit the stunning local town of Sorano. During our walk on the narrow streets with our local guide, Carlo, we will visit the tiny Jewish Quarter and the San Niccolò Church. We will then climb up above the town to visit the Orsini Fortress and take in the soaring views across the Tuscan countryside.