Volterra

Volterra is one of the finest and lesser known hilltop towns tucked away in the heart of Tuscany only a short distance from Florence, Siena, Pisa, S.Gimignano. Idyllically set amidst an evocative landscape of soft rolling hills and lush woodland abruptly defined by barren, deep clay walled chasms gullies and ravines, Volterra, 545 metres above sea level, dominates and divides the Cecina and Era valleys, a haven of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Rennaissance art and architecture.
The epheremal landscape enhances the mystery, isolation and romantic melancholy that pervades this unique, artistic haven, set in the heart of Tuscany.
Volterra is a city of stone. Its narrow streets,looming towers,and majestic palaces and fortifications are made of stone. Alabaster, a yellow-grey stone effused with fossils of rare beauty.

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