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A Volterra that you don’t expect

By 22 February 2019 February 18th, 2020 No Comments

Val d’Elsa and Val di Cecina are two enchanting areas of Tuscany from visit.

Hotel Residence Villa Rioddi is an excellent logistic base for lovers Adventure.

From our Hotel Residence Villa Rioddi you can reach Volterra in twenty
minutes to feet: the first leg is a nice walk uphill, but the return is a pleasant one down!

If you have a car, the effort will be only a bad memory: you will reach Volterra in only three minutes.

Volterra is a wonderful city, winning in monuments, museums and palaces interesting from the historical-artistic point of view: it is a perfect meeting of different periods historical, from Etruscan origins to the Middle Ages to arrive at the Renaissance which altered the structure 13th century leaving testimony to the grandiose buildings of the center.

In addition to the historical beauties Volterra is famous for alabaster, white and luxurious material used in furnishing and in the creation of elegant objects for the home. There Alabaster processing is one of the oldest crafts that boasts a noble one tradition; a high level artisan activity that exports works of art
in the world with its many workshops. In this regard, also discover the historic shops: we have some advice for you!

For the visit of the city, we illustrate a quick and immediate itinerary,
reachable for who wanted even without motorized vehicles. We list below the stages unmissable in our opinion. A top ten!

Le Balze

The Balze are one of the most fascinating and disturbing places in Volterrano, from the top of this huge chasm you can admire an exceptional panorama against the background of which, in the days clearer, it is gaze sweeps to the sea.

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Portone necropolis

At the edge of the city two incredible Etruscan hypogea can be visited, forgotten as fascinating. A precious piece of Volterra history for lovers of more macabre tourism.

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Baptistery

The façade with alternating white and green marble strips strikes as soon as you enter Piazza San John. Its octagonal interior is suggestive with a strongly medieval appeal.

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Roman theatre

Immediately outside the current Fiorentina gate excavations conducted in the 50s by Enrico Fiumi have put in light a theater building of the imperial age, one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Italy.

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Porta all'Arco

The Porta all'Arco is the most famous architectural monument of Etruscan Volterra, present in all books by European history. Famous for its stone arch, decorated on the external facade by three sculptures a head shape Human.

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Incontri Viti Palace

Palazzo Viti is one of the most beautiful private residences in Italy. Everything remained as they saw it, over the centuries, the kings, the princes who were hosted there. Deserving and photogenic.

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Views along the walls

The historic center of Volterra is collected by a long Etruscan and medieval city wall. From the walls it is possible observe the beautiful valleys on the surrounding countryside. Dream visions and sunsets from heritage Unesco.

Museo Guarnacci

The Etruscan Guarnacci Museum is one of the main and oldest Etruscan museums in Italy. Founded in 1731 by the Municipality of Volterra, it has seen its collection increase over the decades following up to great donation of the collection of Monsignor Mario Guarnacci to which it is dedicated today.

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Acropoli Etrusca

The excavations of the Acropolis brought to light a neighborhood dedicated to religious activities: starting from the 6th century BC, in this area there were religious buildings and service environments connected to them, such as warehouses e religious lodgings.

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Palazzo dei Priori

The Palazzo dei Priori is one of the oldest medieval buildings in Volterra and is located in the splendid area Piazza dei Priori. The first municipal building in Tuscany is the first good before the construction definitive of Palazzo della Signoria in Florence.

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