Thursday, August 16, 2012

ITALY ~Tuscany-Pitigliano~

Great official of Tuscany, probably the most famous of Italy's regions...(IT-191795)
A really spectacular sight... It looks as if the town grows right out of the rock...
This time the card has brought the summer with it!!... When I received my last postcard (July 9) from Tuscany we had such bad summer weather (I thought we wouldn't get no summer at all)...But now It's HOT...HOT...HOT...+30°!! Thanks a lot Elena!
Pitigliano is a stunning medieval town and sits on a huge outcropping of a tuff rock, 313 metres above sea-level.The entire town is built of blocks carved out of it The area of Pitigliano and far to the south of Rome is characterised by tuff stone, a hardened type of volcanic magma.

The quaint old town is known as the little Jerusalem, for the historical presence of a Jewish community that has always been well integrated into the social context that here had their own synagogue.

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