Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma


Colline Metallifere

la costa Toscana

Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

Walking in the Crete Senesi



Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata





          Fonti di Siena



Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia




          San Quirico d'Orcia


          Walking in the Val d'Orcia

Val di Chiana



Valle d'Ombrone








Walking in Tuscany

Vitozza, Castello

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The Chiesaccia at Vitozza [1]

Toscana | Galleria di immagini  
Trekking in Toscana | Itinerary from Sorano, to the ancient city of Vitozza and San Quirico


Beautiful itinerary from Sorano, to the ancient city of Vitozza and San Quirico.



Mappa percorso Sovana - San Rocco - Sorano

Sorano is a small town with an intriguing square, the Masso Leopoldino.


We follow the street on the left of Il Palazetto, the via Rodolfo Siviero, and after a brief visit to the Duomo, one of the finest Romanesque buildings in southern Tuscany, we return along the via del Duomo to the central piazza. The family-run La Tavernetta is a good choice for lunch.

Then we walk towards Sorano. The route starts on the right side of the fortress.

Under the fortress we take a narrow asphatt street on the right, following the signs for Tomba Silena.


We walk on an asphalt road for about 2 kilometers, before turning left, immersing ourselves in the fascinating Etruscan landscape.





Not to miss is cave No. 15, inhabited until 1783 by Agostina, widow of Bartolomeo Brunetti, called la Riccia ("with curly hair") and with obvious traces of the domestic use of the place.


After 9 km we reach the Etruscan necropolis of San Rocco with on the right, uphill, some incredible panoramic views of the town Sorano.
Near the entrance, on the left side of the church, we walk down to the river Lente, following the Via Cava of San Rocco, one of the most impressive sunken roads in the region.

Shortly after we crossed the Lente river on a beautiful medieval bridge, we turn right and follow the path climbing to the Porta dei Merli were we enter Sorano.





Insediamento rupestre di Vitozza (GR)4   Vitozza, Grotte   Secondo Castello di Vitozza (GR)

Rupestre di Vitozza, particolare


  Entrance of one of the caves   The second castle of Vitozza
Sorano - Porta dei Merli - wide   Sorano altstadt   Primo Castello di Vitozza (GR)
Sorano, Porta dei Merli  

Piazza della chiesa



The first castle of Vitozza


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


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, view from the necropolis of San Rocco


#poderesantapia Sorano, view from San Rocco


Cicloturismo in Maremma | Itinerari in bici in Maremma 

Le città del Tufo



La Maremma in bici tra Sorano, Pitigliano e San Quirico

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Tuscan Maremma

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