Volterra, thanks to its strategic position, offers the view one of the most astonishingly beautiful nature landscapes in Tuscany.
It was one of the twelve Etruscan “lucumonie” by the name of Velathri. During the Roman period it became a very important dominating power over the surrounding territory. In the Middle Ages it became a free city and walking through its very enchanting historical centre today we can see how the town planning has maintained intact its Medieval character.
Meeting with the guide and visit to:
–Porta all’arco, is a very important example of Etruscan- Roman architecture
–Piazza dei Priori, this square represents the political centre and is dominated by the most ancient tTwn Hall in Tuscany
–Case-Torri, medieval buildings
–Vallebuona, an archaeological site with important remains of the ancient theatre and Roman baths
It is possible to change or extend this itinerary including a visit to:
–Museo Guarnacci, is the most important archaeological-Etruscan museum in Tuscany (admission fee)
-Pinacoteca Comunale (picture-gallery), it houses important works dating back to the Tuscan Renaissance such as The Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino (admission fee)