Volterra, a jewel of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art, dominates the whole valley of the river Cecina from its birth to the Thyrrenian sea, from a hill 550 m above the sea level.
History has left its marks in Volterra from the Etruscan period to the 19th century with artistic and monumental traces of great importance.
The tourists can admire them by simply strolling around the streets of the historic centre or visiting the three city museums:
the Etruscan Museum, the City Art Gallery and the Museum of Sacred Art. Besides the cultural aspect Volterra’s charm is due to the uncontaminated landscape,
a way of life still moulded on a human scale, and an artistic handicraft unique in the world: the manufacture of Alabaster.
Volterra is a town to live intensely, to discover little by little with its atmosphere, its contrasts, the pulse of a civilisation and a culture that makes it unique and unrepeatable.
Where is Volterra: is located in the east side of Pisa province, on the border with the province of Siena.