An ancient Etruscan and Roman settlement, Pitigliano (the "Tufo Town") offers panoramic views thanks to its location on the edge of a cliff.
The old town is still surrounded by walls to which access continues to be through the original medieval gates.
The town has changed little over the centuries. Within is a maze of alleys so narrow that people can find it difficult to pass.
The Podere Santa Croce farmhouse hotel is the best place to stay for those visiting the ancient village of Pitigliano and the Vie Cave.