Sovana has been elected one of the most beautiful medieval towns of Italy –you will understand why once you get there. The wide Piazza del Pretorio as well as the houses and churches have undergone restoration over the last years; rich flowers and plants make a charming contrast with the old lime stone walls. A walk through town is truly a pleasure.
Major attractions of Sovana are the Etruscan graves dug into the lime stone all around. The atmosphere of these hidden places is unique, all surrounded by splendid vegetation and deep gorges. A few kilometres from Sovana are the rock graves (necropolis) with the most renowned grave, the “Tomba Ildbranda”. A visit to Sovana can start from the ancient Aldobrandeschi’s Fortress, which was restored in 1572 by Cosimo I de Medici, but which suffered severe damage in the seventeenth century. In the highest part of the walls one can still see some decorative and elegant small-arms dating back to the thirteenth century.
Sovana is a favorite of Tuscan Muse guests, photographers, artists, cooks and writers who participate in our tours of Tuscany, photography workshops, painting workshops, culinary workshops and writing workshops in Tuscany. The Duomo in Sovana is stunning and is not to be missed.