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Volterra and its surroundings

Volterra is a historical masterwork, where you can find etruscan, roman and medieval culture. Characteristic for Volterra are its etruscan town walls and gates like: Porta all' Arco Etrusco, Porta San Felice, Porta Fiorentina, Porta Diana, Porta San Francesco, Porta Docciola, Porta Marcoli and Porta a Selci.
Another masterpiece of the town is the roman theater in Vallebona and the etruscan tombs.
Don't forget to visit the etruscan museum in Volterra and the Cathedral Santa Maria Assunta

One of the main activities in Volterra is the working of alabaster. Still today this job is made with much love and care in the historical centre of the town.

Volterra doesn't offer only history but also an amazing scenery whit its typical hills, the mediterranean "macchia" and the "Balze", a natural erosion of earth which can be seen on the arrival in Volterra.

Volterra is situated in the heart of Tuscany and the most popular towns like Pisa, Florence, Lucca and Siena are within one hour drive.
Nearby are the smaller cities like San Gimignano (with the famous towers), Certaldo (birth place of Giovanni Boccaccio) and Vinci (birth place of Leonardo da Vinci).

There are few nature path where you can drive or just walk or explore by bike. Close to Volterra you can also find the thermal villages Gambassi Terme and Casciana Terme.