Sitting on a hillside above the Tiber Valley, Pietralunga is a pretty place of stone streets and green countryside. While it likely dates to the Etruscan Age,the Romans left a number of beautiful villas scattered about town, which is mainly medieval in character.
The quiet town still preserves the medieval walls surrounding the old town center, entirely intact. The dominating feature is the Rocca Longobarda, a stronghold built during the VIII century.
The Pieve di Santa Maria, located in the ancient part of the village, is one of its greatest monuments. It dates back to the13th century and exhibits an elegant Romanesque portal. There are several other churches with quaint features or fine frescoes to admire as you stroll around the compact historic center.
Pietralunga is known for its culinary products, especially its truffles and white potatoes that are cultivated here. Be sure to stop and enjoy a locally-prepared lunch while you're in the area.
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