Volterra AD 1398 The 3rd and 4th Sunday of August Volterra, one of the most popular Tuscan villages, jumps back to medieval times: animated by fiery warhorses, fearless knights, noblemen, ladies, artisans and merchants, common people and peasants, flag-wavers and crossbowmen, musicians and jesters if by magic they will bring back the mysterious and magic Middle Ages to Volterra. The city of alabaster offers a very special program for this summer: medieval dinners, guided tours and, of course, tournaments crossbow and flag bearers. Volterra’s narrow streets will host old shops, like

Volterra is a gem of Etruscan, Roman, medieval and Renaissance art perched on a hill from where it governs the Cecina Valley. A simple stroll through the streets of the historical centre can reveal the city’s artistic heritage. Today, it has a distinctly medieval look but its Etruscan stamp is still very much in evidence in a city whose name derives from the Etruscan Velathri, later adapted to the Latin Volaterrae. Traces from that period are found not only in the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum, but also in the Acropolis and