Night 1: Pitigliano
After arrival at Rome Fiumicino airport we travel by road towards Pitigliano (2 hours). From a viewpoint of this dramatically situated crag-top town, we follow a 2,500 year-old via di cava – hewn deep into the volcanic tufa, and follow this on foot as it winds down to the valley. After crossing a stream we walk up an Etruscan lane, with ancient houses carved from the rock...and enter one of the town’s gates. Our hotel (2*) forms part of the town walls, and has a locally renowned restaurant where we sample Pitigliano’s highly regarded wines (1.5 miles / 1hr).