Posted by: Debra Kolkka | January 8, 2014

Pitigliano revisited

Pitigliano in southern Tuscany is one of those towns that I love to return to. It sits in spectacular fashion on top of a tufa ridge.



The amazing aqueduct dates from the 1600s.


The  Piazza della Republica is dominated by the Palazzo Orsini and a couple of stunning fountains.






Come for a walk through the town.

The cathedral in the centre of town is very impressive.





We had lunch again at Osteria Il Tufo Allegro in Vicolo della Costituzione 5…when you are on a good thing, stick to it.

Arrivederci Pitigliano…I will be back.



Click here to see another visit to Pitigliano showing the very well preserved Jewish quarter.


  1. Food photographs are yummy!

    • I have eaten some of the best food I have had in Italy here.

  2. Now this is a place I have never been to, so must rectify that.

    • You must, it is fascinating.

  3. Pitigliano is an amazing place, but I didn’t get to see as much of it as Iwould have liked. I’m off to see your post the Jewish Quarter, but here’s my post on Pitigliano should you be interested!

    • Your photos of Pitigliano are wonderful. I hope you get back there soon.

  4. Thank you for this great post. Completely enticing. Another town to add to my ‘Must visit list.’

    • Pitigliano is really worth a visit…even if it is just for lunch

  5. Gorgeous! Every single shot. Gosh you get around Debra!

    • Fortunately Tuscany is not all that big, so it doesn’t take too long to get from one beautiful place to the next.

  6. Another amazing Tuscan town. And the food! Thanks, Debra, for taking us along on your wanderings.

  7. Looking through your pictures, Debra, it’s like being right there with you walking through Pitigliano. Having just returned from Italy it makes me want to go straight back again.

    • I love walking through these gorgeous towns…and a delicious lunch is a bonus.

  8. Yes true. I feel like we have just had that delicious lunch together in that superb city with its ancient buildings and wonderful aqueduct Come home soon Ciao

    • I’ll be home in a couple of weeks…SG salad at Sourced Grocer followed by Asian chicken salad at Harveys

  9. Deb, that looks AMAZING! I can only imagine what it must be like to gaze through the windows over looking the valley!

    • Pitigliano is a fascinating town. I think it is amazing that places like this still exist.

  10. have to go there 🙂

    • You won’t be disappointed.

  11. What a spledidly preserved town! Thanks for giving us the views plus the shopping and food (my three favourite things :)).

    • What more could you want?

  12. Thanks for the lovely memories Debra. It was one of the memorable villages we visited.

    • I think we need to go back for lunch.

  13. Just lovely!

    • There are hundreds of these gorgeous towns all over Italy. I am trying to discover as many as I can, but I also like going back to the ones I really like.

      • Someday I will need to take a few months and print out all your posts and see all these wonderful villages! 🙂 That is when I win the lotto! 🙂 Just joking of course! 🙂

      • There is an endless supply of gorgeous places to visit in Italy. It would take many lifetimes to see them all.

  14. The sheer feat of the building/engineering of those times always astonishes me. Historic towns, fascinating lanes and beautiful food – what a combination.

    • It really is incredible that these towns were built so long ago…and still stand.

  15. I’m stunned by another Tuscan gem that I didn’t know .. and you continue to find ways for me to miss Tuscany. Thanks!

    • Pitigliano is worth several visits.

      • Too bad those hilltop towns aren’t accessible by train.

  16. All of the above Plus, the name of the town just rolls off the tongue don’t you think? c

    • It does have a nice ring to it.

  17. Such a gorgeous place! Thank you for sharing it with us, Debra!

    • It is gorgeous…and the lunch was excellent.

  18. What a place!!!

    Great place for photography…

    • I need to stay the night there so I can get the early morning and late afternoon light. Midday is not the best time for photos.

  19. Great photos once again Debra
    New Years greetings from sunny melbourne

  20. One great shot after another. And you really captured the Italian feel of the place. Although, it feels very empty and too small-town-ish. Perhaps it’s a good thing. 😉 Love the panoramic shots.

    • Pitigliano is much busier in spring and summer. We were there around lunch time and the time when most places are closed. Also I try not to get people in my photos. Pitigliano is a small town, but it has a lovely atmosphere and I will certainly be going back for more visits.

  21. Aaahhhh brings back lovely memories, thank you Debra. I watched Italy Unpacked on BBC TV last night, they travelled to Carrera and Pisa, I have to get my Italian fix in any way I can. Role on Spring when the direct flights start again 🙂

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