Follow Carolina through the monumental tombs of the necropolis of Sovana and the wonderful villages of Sorano and Pitigliano hunting for the golden carriage of Anitliglia, the mythical Etruscan queen.
The Etruscan necropolis is just a few meters from Sovana.
The necropolis is noteworthy not so much for its enormous size, but for the many different types of tombs it contains. We can see tombs dating from the 7th-6th centuries B.C. even though the main nucleus was developed in the 3rd-2nd centuries B.C.
Some of the most significant sites in the necropolis are: the “Tomb of the Mermaid” (an aedicula tomb with a portico decorated on the frontal), the “Tomb of Idelbranda” (shaped like a temple with a double stairway and columns with capitals decorated with anthropomorphous elements).
These tombs are connected through the enigmatic vie Cave, hollow roads hand dug in the tufa by the Etruscans.