via cava ancient roadway, Sovana, Italy

This ancient path in soft volcanic rock (tufa) has been hollowed out by carts, rain, and periodic leveling. The paths are a typical feature of the area and usually connect the top of a plain with the bottom of a glen. This particular one, called Il Cavone, has Etruscan inscriptions and leads to a nearby 7th century BC Etruscan necropolis.

Copyright: Dab Yob
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8092x4046
Taken: 10/04/2011
Uploaded: 23/04/2011
Updated: 09/03/2015


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The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.