Volterra

Volterra

88 km

Volterra is one of the most fascinating medieval towns in Tuscany, located in the province of Pisa: the town is perched on an alabaster cliff, in a scenic position overlooking the Cecina Valley. Volterra's historic center is a maze of alleys, squares and cobblestone streets that wind their way among medieval palaces, churches and towers.

As you stroll through the streets, you can breathe in an atmosphere of another era, out of time: the Piazza dei Priori, the hub of city life, with the Palazzo dei Priori and the Cathedral, and the imposing medieval walls that surround the city are a must-see. Volterra is also famous for the extraction of alabaster, a stone that is very present in the area and has been widely used in local historical construction.

Another symbol of the city is the Medici Fortress, built in the 1300s as a symbol of Florentine rule; also not to be missed is the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, which houses one of the most important collections of Etruscan artifacts in the world. Volterra is the perfect place to immerse yourself in history, get lost among its medieval streets and discover a treasure from the past at every turn.... A village with eternal charm that is worth exploring!

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