In a secluded position in the Pisan countryside and on top of a tufa promontory, the city “of boulder and stone” as Gabriele D’Annunzio wrote, has enchanted visitors for 3000 years.
Getting to know Volterra is a fascinating journey through the most evolved civilization of the past, which projected the local populations out of prehistory and into the world of metal and commercial knowledge. It is admiring the fragile beauty of a land eroded by time, which creates admirable natural sculptures. But it is also finding oneself in an adorable authentic medieval village full of works of art. Three-thousand years are bound to leave some traces. From the famous archaeological museum to the picture gallery that contains one of the most beautiful Renaissance paintings, passing by the Romanesque cathedral, the Roman theater and the 360-degree panorama, Volterra offers its mysteries, which it has always jealously guarded, thanks to its location far from our modern but hectic life.
140 euros for a 2-hour tour. 160 euros for a 3-hour tour. For a full day, the prices are twice as much as for a half day and are per group and not per person.
Admission fees for museums/monuments are not included and are optional.