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Volterra

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THE HISTORIC VOLTERRA, AN EXAMPLE OF ART IN TUSCANY

Volterra is a beautiful city built on a hill in Etruscan. The scene of clashes that led to be subject to Florence, he met an early modernization between the 12th and 14th centuries which awarded him a charming medieval look.

The beautiful Romanesque-style buildings, churches and museums from the historic city centre are positioned within the entire city make Volterra truly unique.

Priceless art sites worth visiting for their splendor. The Galleria Pittorica in Palazzo Solaini preserves works from 1300 to 1660, including a fresco of Gesù e Santi by Domenico Ghirlandaio and an Annunciazione e una Madonna of Luca Signorelli.

Place that ties their own traditions to Alabaster, coming from the surrounding areas, Volterra is home in Palazzo Viti collections of this exceptional material, and other works related to local handicraft.

The historic, worthy of being visited, presents near via Porta dell'arco, the Etruscan arch which formed part of the ancient city walls, imperious and splendid because surrounded by typical shops workshops.

 

Traditions

The craft is the flagship of this beautiful artistic city. The Alabaster still passed down through the shops in the city, showcasing beautiful works of art. A culture that makes proud locals and that is of considerable importance for the whole of Tuscany.

 

Typical products

Volterra has always countless tours and of course the beautiful delicious Tuscan territory. Its size makes it possible to find many taverns and restaurants that carefully follow the traditional Tuscan recipes and boasting a rich wine list. Linked to food and Tuscan specialties in town is held every year on Volterragusto, an event linked to typical products of Volterra and Val di Cecina.

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