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They are part of a very large area called the Tufo Archaeological Park known mainly for the Vie Cave ( also called Cavoni ).
These are real canyons set between tuff walls.
Is built on a tuff cliff and preserves ancient Etruscan tombs and necropolis, covering the classic appearance of a medieval village.
Suana is the original name given by the Romans, after their conquest of the territory of Vulci in 278 BC.
The name derives from the Etruscan “Suf” which means “green land”.
Birthplace of Gregory VII, Sovana was a bishopric and reached its peak in the XIII century under the lordship of the Aldobrandeschi.
Is located in an area with predominantly tuffaceous soils, put in place by the intense activity of an ancient and nearby volcano, today represented by Lake Bolsena in neighboring Latium.
Its importance declined when the county was acquired by the Orsini, who moved the capital to Pitigliano.
In the middle of the XVI century, Sovana was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany by Cosimo I de ‘Medici.
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The symbol of the city is the splendid Palazzo dell’Archivio, with its particular facade with the clock and the bell tower dating back to the XII century.
In front of it is the Church of Santa Maria which inside preserves a rare example of a pre-Romanesque ciborium from the XII / XIII century, made of richly decorated white marble.
Next to the church is the new Museum of San Mamiliano, set up inside the abandoned church of the same name.
The museum preserves incredible Etruscan neighborhoods, including a real treasure of 498 gold coins found under the altar.
Continuing towards the end of the town we arrive at the splendid Cathedral of Sovana.
It is a great example of Romanesque architecture, richly decorated.
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