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Pitigliano

Introduction


Its ravishing surroundings and picture postcard views make a wonderful setting for photographs. Pittigliano sits atop a hill on volcanic rocks and is flanked on three sides by gorges that form a protective barrier, to which man has added a fort on the eastern side.
Pitigliano was founded by the Etruscans and was only taken by the Medicis‘ Grand Duchy.
A Jewish community made it their home in the 15th century. The community became bigger when they were forced out of Rome in the 16th century. They stayed in a little ghetto for 2 centuries and steadily the community bloomed, which gave Pitigliano the name Little Jerusalem.




 
 
 



 
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