Volterra, located very close to San Gimignano was known to be a very important town for the Etruscans. It rises on a hilly ridge between the valleys of the Era and Cecina, surrounded by two defensive walls. You will witness a completely different lifestyle. A very calm,relaxing ambience and thanks to its geographic location, a very green environment as well. The art and history is is of the typical medieval age with lots of Etruscan architecture until now.
The Cathedral, the Medician fortress, the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum and the walls surrounding the town are the main sights of the place.
How to reach
From Rome it takes more than three hours. Follow this itinerary.
By other means: Or else one could take a train to Pontedera and then a bus to Volterra
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