The Vie Cave, The Ancient Paths of Etruscan People Carved Into The Rocks

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Vie Cave: An impressive Etruscan road network, vertically carved into the tuff (sometimes 6 meters high), links Pitigliano, Sovana, and Sorano, in Maremma, Tuscany.

Originally, Vie Cave (in English excavated roads) linked Etruscan necropolis and settlements.

Later Vie Cave or Cavoni, became part of the Roman road system connecting the area to Via Clodia in Lazio.

During middle ages sacred images were placed along the way to ward off evil spirits.

The Vie Cave are today an ideal habitat for various species of ferns, such as Scolopendrium Vulgare and Adiantum Capillus Veneris.

Images of the Vie Cave in Tuscany, Italy

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