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Streets of Sorano by CitizenFresh Streets of Sorano by CitizenFresh
Sorano is a town and comune in the province of Grosseto, southern Tuscany (Italy).
Sorano was probably inhabited by Villanovan culture, but the first historical mentions are relative to the 3rd century BC, when it was an Etruscan city under the influence of the more populous nearby Sovana.

Disappearing from history under the Roman domination, it is again known in 862 when a county was founded by Emperor Louis II, under the Aldobrandeschi suzerainty. The Aldobrandeschi were the most powerful feudataries of southern Tuscany for more than four centuries, disappearing in 1312 when Margherita, son of Ildibrandino, died without male heirs. His daughter Adelaide married to Romano di Gentile Orsini, who added the city to the family fiefs.

The county of Pitigliano-Sorano fought against the Republic of Siena, but was forced to accept its suzerainty from 1417. It regained a full independence in 1556, when the latter was annexed to the Duchy of Tuscany. The fortress, due to its strategic position, was frequently attacked; it was also the seat of fratricidal fights between the Orsini. In 1604, with the death of Alessandro di Bertoldo, it became part of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

It became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.
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BricksandStones Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Another wonderful shot of a historic street from you - I was not aware of Sorano's history - interesting that it ought against Siena - thank you for sharing!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Thanks so much!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
great
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AveragePhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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Tit-Lilou Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
This is so incredible.
I thought it was a painting.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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Sayuri-onee-chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you attaches some history to this photo. :) And it definitely looks even more beautiful when you enlarge it.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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sparky114114 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  New Deviant
Great photo. It looks like a place I know very well called Calitri in Campania Italy.
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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untuox Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
You must wellcome!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a wonderful scene. Very picturesque. :clap:
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CitizenFresh Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017
Thanks so much!
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Digjaya-Yudha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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