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Surrounded by Etruscan and medieval city walls, the ancient town of Volterra sits on a rocky spur in the heart of an unusual landscape of spectacular chaotic landslides known as Le Balze. The town’s golden age was during the Etruscan period when it became one of the twelve Etruscan Lucumonies. Although its layout is medieval, this town famous for alabaster work retains many traces of this mysterious past.

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  • Piazza dei Priori Recommended Recommended

    P.za dei Priori I - 56048 Volterra

    At the heart of the town, sober and austere palaces surround this square; inset with twin bays, the Palazzo Pretorio stands alongside a massive crenellated tower, which earned its nickname of Torre del Porcellino (piglet tower) on account of the wild..

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  • Pinacoteca (Art gallery) Interesting

    v. dei Sarti 1 I - 56048 Volterra

    Here there are interesting works of sacred art by Tuscan maestros such as Tattoo di Barolo, Luca Signor Elli, Dominica Ghirlandaio and Benvenuto di Giovanni. The highlight? Definitely the dramatic Descent from the Cross de Croix by Rosso (1495-1540).

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  • Duomo (Cathedral) Interesting

    P.za San-Giovanni I - 56048 Volterra

    In the Pisan Romanesque style, the cathedral has three naves with monolithic columns and a coffered ceiling depicting heaven and the Saints of Volterra. The Chapel of the Addolorata has a fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli, the Journey of the Magi, which serv..

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  • Hotel San Lino

    Via San Lino, 26 I - 56048 Volterra

    Hotel San Lino is set within the medieval walls of Volterra, a 5-minute walk from Piazza dei Priori. It offers a garden with outdoor swimming pool and panoramic sun terrace. Wi-Fi is free. All rooms come with an en suite bathroom, satellite TV, and ..

  • Park Hotel Le Fonti

    Via Di Fontecorrenti 8 I - 56048 Volterra

    It's a 10-minute walk from the centre of Volterra to this 4-star hotel, surrounded by the hilly Tuscan countryside, and offering an on-site restaurant and friendly service. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking are provided. Rooms are decorated in tra..

  • Albergo Etruria Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Via Matteotti 32 I - 56048 Volterra

    Prix Prices from : 53 €

    Located in Volterra's historic centre, Albergo Etruria is just 100 metres from the Piazza dei Priori and Roman theatre. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and the gardens have views over the town. This Etruria is run by the owners who can suggest excursions, mus..

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