Volterra was one of the most important Etruscan cities of Tuscany, the last to fall into the hands of the Romans. In the city there still are many remains of that period: date back to that era the Porta dell’Arco and Porta Diana but also most of the walls and the Acropolis.
The buildings of the old town belong instead to the Middle Ages. Particularly amazing is the Cathedral built in 1120. Also nearby are the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the Bell Tower and the ancient Palazzo dei Priori.
The highest part of the village, a strategic position to control the territory, is occupied by the Medici Fortress consists of two major fortifications connected by a walkway protected by walls: the Old Fortress and the New Fortress.
A day trip to Volterra is an opportunity to immerse themselves in history and appreciate the harmony between man’s work and the work of nature. All around the village extends the Tuscan countryside, a stunning panorama that encompasses cultivated fields, vineyards, isolated farms.