Volterra in Tuscany - history, architecture and museums of Volterra

Volterra

Volterra

Volterra

Volterra in Tuscany - history, architecture and museums

Volterra Tuscany
The hilltop town of Volterra in Tuscany

Volterra is an archetypal Tuscan hill town. Its very high and isolated location have preserved much of its original character. Part of its walls, the acropolis and the Porta dell’Arco gate are Etruscan and the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum is one of the best in Italy. Volterra has a fine castle, a large Roman theatre and baths, as well as many beautiful works of art in the Florentine and Siennese styles. The Renaissance additions to the town included numerous extant tower houses and palazzi. Volterra is a centre for alabaster handicrafts.

Worth an extended visit. More about the mediaeval Tuscan town of Volterra.

 

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.