The Leaning Tower of Alabaster

Pisa, from 20th April to the 31st of December 2011, a beautiful Leaning Tower made in alabaster will be the center of attention in Volterra. A scale model of the famous tower of Pisa, will be in exposed to the public.

The tower is a project proposed a fews years ago by the Opera del Duomo of Pisa Primate and pursued by the Arteinbottega Association of Volterra. It is a  representation of one the bell tower of Pisa along with the alabaster, conveyed through one of the symbos of Italian culture and history, a material that has ancient origins in the tradition of Etruscan civilization.

The story:After about three years a team of skilled craftsmen was able to create an architecture which looks very much authentic like the original, recreating in detail each construction element, such as columns, arches, capitals, windows, lintels, decorative pieces, inlays, bas-reliefs, mosaics and ornaments of many capitals. Every shade of color was observed by choosing hues identical to the original stones and even metal elements (bells and ring) and wood elements (beams and portals, where the bells are suspended) have been duly reported. 

The slope of the tower for an alabaster architecture could not be taken into account, so accurate measurements by the craftsmen at work have given similar inclinations.

Opening Hours:
Until September 30th, 2011 daily from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.30 to 19.30.
From October 1st to December 31st, 2011 only on weekends or by appointment for groups.

Pelase not: It is a Free admission.

For Further information:
Salone Espositivo dell’ex Ospedale civile
Piazza San Giovanni – Volterra (PI)