Friday, January 15, 2021

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Volterra - Panorama Volterra

In the heart of the Tuscan countryside rises Volterra, charming town of Etruscan origin (seventh century. AC) which contains testimonies of thirty centuries of history.

Going beyond the medieval walls, built within the existing and more extensive Etruscan walls, leads to the architectural beauty of this jewel of Italian art, starting with the beautiful scenery of Piazza dei Priori, the town center of civic life, where overlooking Palace Priori (XIII sec.), Praetorian Palace and the Tower of the Pig, Bishop's Palace, Palazzo del Monte Pio, Palazzo Incontri. Piazza San Giovanni on the face instead of the religious buildings: the Cathedral, Baptistery and Santa Maria Hospital (now the Centre for Studies and Conferences). Along streets and alleys, elegant Renaissance buildings alternate with the more austere medieval tower houses, up to the imposing size of the Medici fortress, now converted into a prison.

Volterra - Anfiteatro Romano Volterra alabaster cities: it is not unusual to find in small workshops in which we witness the working of white stone, an activity that has its roots in the past. Volterra is in fact an Etruscan city, which retains a door (Porta Arch) and numerous exhibits at the Museum Guarnacci.

Volterra has an interesting range of museums that includes, in addition to Guarnacci Museum, the Art Gallery, which houses valuable paintings such as Rosso Fiorentino's Deposition and the Annunciation by Luca Signorelli, the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art, the Palace Museum and Screws Alabaster.

The next period is the Roman Theater (I century. AC), which hosts the Summer Festival of theater, music and poetry.

Speaking of events, Volterra has a full calendar of summer events ranging from Volterra Teatro standards (including those of the Society of Prisoners) and Volterra Jazz Week, the historical Medieval Tournament dell'Astiludio up to gastronomic festivals and Volterragusto Volterra and Wine Market.

The territory of Volterra, was between the river valleys to the north and south of the river Cecina, presents a particular morphology, from gentle rolling hills of the rugged cliffs, gullies and biancane to the Nature Reserve Berignone contact. On the western slopes of the high hill on which stands the city you can admire the impressive geological phenomenon of the crags, a huge chasm originated by the erosive action of water, which in the past has destroyed part of an Etruscan necropolis and a church. Nearby are the church of San Giusto and Badia Camaldolese (XI).

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