Sorano is about 80 km from Grosseto and is an important historical and archeological centre built on a tufa rock. It is also called the Tuscan “Matera” because of its houses built out of tufa bricks.
The little village is characterized by little streets, yards, arches, stairs, loggias and cellars built out of the tufa rocks that symbolize this village, and circled by the medieval walls.
Nowadays many of the cellars are open to visitors and represent a national feature. Some of the best known wine cellars are:
“La Locanda Aldobrandeschi” (the Aldobrandeschi Inn) and the
restaurant “Hostaria Terrazza Aldobrandeschi”.,
There was also a Jewish comunity in Sorano. The Council administration has tried to restaure the buildings and bring them back to their ancient magnificence.