The City Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa and lies between the valley of Era and Cecina. Built on a hilly Pliocene ridge 545 metres a.s.l. surrounded by two defensive walls, one Etruscan and the other Medieval, it is one of the most important centres of Tuscany, for its monuments which testify 3,000 years of civilisation and for its traditional craftsmanship in alabaster whose product are one of Italy’s leading crafts. Useful links : • Click here to get directions • 4 unmissable things to do in Volterra

Are you planning a visit to Volterra and you are not sure about what you should see first? Here you’ll find 4 different things to do in the small, ancient city and everything you need to know to plan your visit. 1. Discover the Etruscan Volterra The site where the modern Volterra is found has been continuously inhabited as a city since the end of the 8th century BC. At the time the hill top town was called Velathri (or Vlathri), but later the Romans gave to the town its

If you have been to Volterra before, you surely know alabaster: a particular kind of stone, lightly colored and translucent, used to sculpture small and not-too-small artifacts. The streets and narrow alleys around Volterra are full of shops and workshops in which tourists can admire and buy almost every kind of alabaster-thing: from little ornamental eggs to giant statues. In this post we wanted to collect for you some facts and curiosities about Volterra and its alabaster, one of the finest craftsmanship in Tuscany. Did you know that the alabaster

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