With this tour you will have the chance of discovering who the ancient inhabitants of this land were: the Etruscans. A witted population whose origins are still nowadays a real mistery. They settled in these lands between XIIth and Xth century BC and Volterra is rich with examples of the architectonic and artistic genius of this population.
You will enter the very heart of the town going through the Arch Gate, or through the Diana Gate; you will then discover the Guarnacci Etruscan Museum with its collection of jewels , coins, objects, which testify the high level of civilization of this population; you will then go on towards the Acropolis and the Etruscan Necropolis.. Furthermore, Volterra preserves remnants of Ancient Roman ruins such as the Theatre; all this makes of Volterra a cradle for civilization.
Do not skip a visit to the alabaster workshop; alabaster is a stone which is extracted from local caves and then manufactured for statues and various different objects.
A stroll down the small and narrow medieval alleys searching for hidden details, will complete your tour of this stunning and unique town.
When: DAILY, departure from your accomodation (san gimignano or siena)
Time required: 9 hrs approx
Minimun number of participants: 2
Price per person euro 120,00
Price includes: MINIVAN WITH ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER, light lunch. No entrance fees included.
Duration: Full day
Price: € 90,00