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Etruscan walk

Get out and do some hiking in Sovana. It's amazing to seeing these ancient roadways that the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alec D
Seattle, Washington
Straight out of the Lord of the Rings

Walk in the steps of the ancients in these roads cut into the rock, wonder at the ancient... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Sovana, Sorano, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get out and do some hiking in Sovana. It's amazing to seeing these ancient roadways that the etruscan's used. Definately worth a visit.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Walk in the steps of the ancients in these roads cut into the rock, wonder at the ancient workmanship and be surprised by the many intriguing cavities opening up on side of the surrounding hills. A must do if you pass by here.

Thank guorlan
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Sovana is a must! Truly a tuscan gem and the Vie Cave was very interesting.. I am a American living in tuscany for years and just recently discovered Sovana and loved it! The town Sovana is adorable and the food great ( eehgia fantastic restaurante)....More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

An ancient pathway carved from the rock by the etruscans, mysterious site and great walk, worth doing it if you are in Sorano

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This pathway is well worth a visit. Carved through Tuff rock by the Etruscans, the vertical walls of this narrow pathway create a wonderful contrast of bright light and shadow, which open out into spaces with nice views through the valley. There is a pleasant...More

Thank AndrewJonesFoto
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good one. See Etruscan caves and enjoy spectacular views of Sorano. You can take the easier route or climb almost straight up on the "Ricchetto" path. I think this means 'rocket to the top'. There are trail signs explaining the flora, which...More

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 5 June 2016

These are ancient pathways of the Etrucans carved from the tufa so common to the area. The mystery and sheer beauty of these sunken pathways link your modern footsteps to those who went before so long ago.

Thank Rene S
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Another truly atmospheric Etruscan site with some stunning monumental tombs - clearly some preservation work is in progress on the site -an audioguide will be helpful to get the most from the visit although the pathways are well signposted. Some of the pathways are a...More

Thank Hilarywears
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I great place for a hiking tour or only for short visit. These are old roads carved in the rock - still carrying in some section solar symbols to scare the enemies. The roads are part of a relatively big archeological park featuring some wonderful,...More

1  Thank albertotraveller101
Reviewed 30 June 2015

There are several vie cave taking off from Sovana. Do not miss the opportunity to walk them. Keep your eye out for carvings and shrines along the route. Do not be surprised if you discover you are the only one visiting them

Thank Italophile173
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