With roots stretching as far back as the Bronze Age and a picturesque and unspoilt landscape to match, Sorano is a destination that’s not to be missed.
It takes its names from the Ancient Roman god Pater Soranus who liked to run with wolves and lived alone.
It’s an apt homage considering Sorano’s beautiful, if somewhat isolated position on a tufa cliff that overlooks two lush valleys.
Centuries of isolation have encouraged the locals to develop their own rich heritage and traditions as well as a unique design sense that can be seen in its most beautiful buildings.
This part spaceship, part battleship looking structure is affectionately called ‘the Rock’ in Italian.
It was a bastion of Sorano’s defence, but is now little more than a base for the town’s clock tower and spot where the best photos are taken.