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Volterra

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Ruins · Specialty Museums · Castles
Volterra is a walled mountaintop town in the Tuscany region of Italy of which its history dates to before the 7th century BC and has substantial structures from the Etruscan, Roman, and Medieval periods.HistoryVolterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri or Vlathri and to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. The town was a Bronze Age settlement of the Villanovan culture, and an important Etruscan center (Velàthre, Velathri or Felathri in Etruscan, Volaterrae in Latin language), one of the "twelve cities" of the Etruscan League.The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited as a city since at least the end of the 8th century BC. It became a municipium allied to Rome at the end of the 3rd century BC. The city was a bishop's residence in the 5th century, and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century. With the decline of the episcopate, Volterra became a place of interest of the Florentines, whose forces conquered Volterra. Florentine rule was not always popular, and opposition occasionally broke into rebellion. These rebellions were put down by Florence.
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Castle
Palazzo dei Priori
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ruin
Roman Theatre
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Palazzo Viti
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Volterra

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Religious Site
Abbazia di San Galgano Chiusdino
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Terrazza Mascagni Livorno
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Wine Tour / Tasting
Italy Shore Drivers Cecina
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Architectural Building
Walls of Monteriggioni Monteriggioni
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Volterra

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Ruin
Porta all'Arco
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Historic Site
Piazza dei Priori
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Cantina di Fabio
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Volterra

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Gift & Specialty Shop
L'Alabastro di Silvia
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
alab'Arte
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Gift & Specialty Shop
Gloria Giannelli
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fabula Etrusca
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Volterra

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Art Gallery
L'Istrice
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Art Gallery
L'Artista Gallery
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Art Gallery
Societa Cooperativa Artieri Alabastro
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Museo della Tortura
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Historic Sites in Volterra

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Religious Site
Chiesa di San Lino
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Religious Site
Baptistery
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Badia Camaldolese
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chiesa di San Dalmazio
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

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