Volterra: the small town where was recorded twilight, take time and visit the castle and the old wall

Volterra, a town where the time seems stop at mediaeval time.

Town of twilight new moon, a day tour to discover why its so facinating and visit the surround like Bolgheri or San Gimignano.

Situated on a hill and defended by two wall circles, Volterra is one of the most characteristic towns in Tuscany.volterra
The city was named after the ancient Etruscan “Velathri” and is characterized by the historical finds such as Porta dell’Arco, Porta Diana, the Necropolis of Marmini, the unforgettable amphitheatre of Romans and the Etruscan museums, which were left there by the ancient Etruscans and Romans.castle volterra



During the Mediaeval time, the construction of the Cathedral and the Priori Palace, situated in the square of the same name, had given the shape to what now can be a perfect example of “Borgo Toscano” - a small town that can give emotions by just walking among small streets and arches, all developed from the central square and all protected by the wall that defends the town.

 

view volterraVolterra is also famous for the old lifestyle and the ancient work of carving and sculpting of alabaster that has been passed from father to son till our times; it is, economically speaking, the main business of the town as well as tourism.palace volterra

 

 

 

 

 

It will be so difficult to leave the town without buying one of those small treasures of alabaster; after admiring the culture and the history of Volterra everybody needs one, from the small piece to the big sculpture, it can be a truly nice souvenir or a piece of art that will remind you of Volterra.

 

Towers of San Gimignano
The city of hundred tower, an highlight to not lose. A medieval walled city where you will be immersed in the atmosphere of lost time: knight and princess on the tower to be saved by the dragon probably had lived there. The hi defensive rocca of the town, from where there is a wonderful of the Chianti landscape, will be something you never can forget.
TOUR CODE: 4h04
Suggested Tips: With a small extra you can add 1hr wine tasting school and taste 8 different wines
Wall of San Gimignano
A visit to the Chianti area where you can experience different types of wine tasting including a visit to San Gimignano. In this case we absolutely recommend you a visit in a winery for the winetasting an amazing experience about wine. After we will drive in Greve in Chianti before reach Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence for a wonderful view.
TOUR CODE: 8H03
Let us suggest a restaurant in Chianti and not forget to visit the Rocca of San Gimignano
Tours from Livorno cruises
Cruise Tour from Livorno
A visit of all Tuscany starting from Livorno, seeing in particular the chianti area and Florence. It can be personalized and customized on your request with lunch, wine tasting, personal guide etc.
TOUR CODE: 8h07
Tips: Pisa is very close to Livorno, is truly suggested a stop for see the Leaning Tower before continue the trip. Departure: Livorno Port 8,30-9.00 a.m. | Arrival: Livorno Port 5.30 p.m