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Volterra is one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany only an hour's drive from Pisa, Siena and the Tyrrhenian coast.
Sed amidst the soft rolling hills of true Tuscan flavour, unchanged from the scenes depicted in a Renaissance painting, the town is a perfect haven of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval art and architecture, one which no traveller should fail to visit. Here you can feast on genuine food and wine and drink in the sights of one of the most lovely corners of the globe and discover what many people consider to be the real Italy.
Once within the Medieval walls, explore the timeless atmosphere of the main square, Piazza dei Priori, the monumental heart of the town with its towers, romanesque churches, the Duomo and the Baptistry. Stroll through the narrow, stone paved streets to the perfectly conserved 4th cent. Etruscan Gate, Roman Theatre and Archeological Park.
A single ticket gives access to three excellent museums; the Etruscan Museum which treasures a wealthy collection of beautifully sculpted alabaster cinerary urns; the recently renovated Art Gallery which houses a fine collection of Medieval and Renaissance art including the Mannerist of Sacred Art. Wander into one of alabaster workshops, browse and enjoy the traditional local craft which can only be savoured here in Volterra.

For further information or a personalized guided tour contact:

Giulia Munday
Via Persio Flacco, 7
56048 Volterra
Tel. 0588-87865
English, Italian, French
Patrizia Parrini
Via delle Ripaie, 6
56048 Volterra
Tel. 0588-86971
Fax 0588-86150
Italian, English


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