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Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

Crete Senesi

         
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Walking in the Crete Senesi

Grosseto


Manciano


Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


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Prato

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          Radicofani

          Walking in the Val d'Orcia


Val di Chiana

         Montepulciano

         Montefollonico


Valle d'Ombrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
Walking in Tuscany

Pitigliano, necropolis van Poggio Buco

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Pitigliano, necropolis van Poggio Buco [1]


Toacana ] Galleria di immagini  
     
   
Pitigliano | Towards the Etruscan Necropolises of Poggio Buco and Selvia Miccia

   
   

Poggio Buco is on the small plateau of The Sparne, right in the middle of the river Fiora valley, north-west from Pitigliano, on the road towards Manciano. Being in a dominant position towards the Fiora River, Poggio Buco was a very important Etruscan settlement.

We start the walk in a clearing along the SP 74 between Manciano and Pitigliano, at the bridge over the Fiora. We park at the beginning of the path or across the river, for example at the trattoria La Capannella.
We cross the bridge and take a dirt road on the left with red markings of the Tuscan walking network (path 002 towards Manciano and directions Poggio Buco).
At a junction with directions Az. Agr. Vadel s.r.l. Albinia we turn left, pass a metal gate and enter the private area of the Azienda.
We reach the graves of the necropolis, the necropolis di Poggio Buco.
The Etruscan necropolis is crossed by a long Via Cava where we can see the oldest pit tombs (a fossa). There are also bell-shaped tombs, carved into tufa with vestibule and hallway access (VII, VII century B.C). Unfortunately, the graves can no longer be visited, except for the Tomb of the Queen with impressive columns.

 

   
   

Map Towards the Etruscan Necropolises of Poggio Buco and Selvia Miccia


We start the walk in a clearing along the SP 74 between Manciano and Pitigliano, at the bridge over the Fiora. We park at the beginning of the path or across the river, for example near the restaurant La Capannella.
We cross the bridge and take a dirt road on the left with red markings of the Tuscan walking network (path 002 towards Manciano and directions Poggio Buco).
At a junction with directions Az. Agr. Vadel s.r.l. Albinia we turn left, pass a metal gate and enter the private area of the Azienda.
We reach the graves of the necropolis of Poggio Buco.


Necropoli di Poggio Buco | 3,78 km | 45 min | gpx


 
Az. Agr. Vadel s.r.l. Albinia
Az. Agr. Vadel s.r.l. Albinia
 
   

   
The name of the necropolis gives a perfect idea of what appears before our eyes. The graves have different types of construction: the oldest, dating from the end of the eighth century. The burial chambers consist of a simple pit or chamber excavated in the tuff. These rooms date from the middle of the seventh century, while the larger chamber graves, consisting of different grave cells, date from the end of the same century.
Later these cellars were used for all sorts of other purposes, for storage of tools, shelters for animals, etc. These interventions have thoroughly changed the primitive characteristics.
We make a small loop along the most important and beautiful graves, then return to our path (WP 4) where we turn right and walk back to the bridge over the Fiora.


Necropoli di Selva Miccia

If we turn right and follow path 002 in the direction of Manciano, we can visit a second necropolis, the necropoli di Selvia Miccia.

We walk west to the path Poggio Buco Terra Rossa, where we turn left and immediately left again (WP 11 and 12).
We continue on this path (mbt)on the left and find the Necropolis Selva Miccia after about 7.3 km on the right of the road, between our path and the river.

Necropoli di Poggio Buco e Selva Miccia | 8,5 km | 1h 42m | gpx



Other itineraries in the tuff stone area between Sorano and Pitigliano

Trekking in Tuscany | I sentieri delle Città del tufo | Walking along the Etruscan pathways, the vie cave

 

Sovana

Sovana - Sorano, along the Etruscan vie cave | 13,37 km | 2 h 40 min | gpx

Escursione per le vie cave degli Etruschi, da Sovana a San Rocco e Sorano | 15,89 km | 3 h 10 min | gpx


Sorano

Itinerary from Sorano, to the ancient city of Vitozza and San Quirico | 9 km | 2 hours | gpx


  Ancora un mistero
The Via Cava

Album Sovana

Sovana, from Etruscan antiquity to the simplicity of the Middle Ages


 

Tomba Ildebranda, Sovana   Tomba Ildebrandia   Fonte dell'Olmo, Vie Cave Etrusche
Fonte dell'Olmo, Vie Cave Etrusche

Tomba Ildebranda, Sovana

 

  Tomba Ildebranda, Sovana    

Pitigliano

 

   
         
Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie, Pitigliano      
Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie
dal centro di Pitigliano [2]
     

Vie Cave between Pitigliano and Sovana


Walking through the Etruscan necropolis of Sovana | From Sovana to Via cava di San Sebastiano and the Tomba della Sirena (Siren Tomb) | Download pdf 

Restaurants in Pitigliano

 

La Capannella

La Capannella
Strada Regionale 74
58017 Pitigliano GR
Website Facebook: www.facebook.com/lacapannellapitigliano/

Hosteria di Pantalla

Hosteria di Pantalla
Loc. Pantalla | SP 25 Pitigliano-Farnese, Km 6,00, 58017 Pitigliano+39 0564 616117
Website Facebook: www.facebook.com/hosteriadipantalla/

La Collina

La Collina
Localita Collina 57428, 57017 Pitigliano
+39 393 988 6976
Website Facebook: www.facebook.com

 


Cicloturismo in Maremma | Itinerari in bici in Maremma 

Le città del Tufo

SORANO - SAN QUIRICO - MADONNA DELLE GRAZIE - PITIGLIANO - SORANO

 

La Maremma in bici tra Sorano, Pitigliano e San Quirico



[1] Foto di Rein Ergo
[2] BRON: I Borghi più Belli d'Italia | borghipiubelliditalia.it

 
Secluded corners for writers or readers.

Podere Santa Pia, situated in a particularly scenic valley boasts a beautiful garden, with plenty of secluded corners for writers or readers.

 

#poderesantapiaVie Cave San Rocco, Sorano.