Sovana, in the municipality of Sorano, is known as an important Etruscan, medieval and Renaissance village. Over the years, the town developed near the pre-existing Etruscan tombs, under the control of the powerful Aldobrandeschi family who built a fortress there. Other important people held power in this area: the Orsini, Medici and Lorraine families and even Pope Gregory VII. Sovana vaunts the Cathedral of San Pietro and its crypt that keeps the remains of St. Mamilian, who evangelized the town. Before leaving, visit the San Mamilian Museum, in piazza del Pretorio, one of the most charming squares in Italy.