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VOLTERRA : THE CITY OF ALABASTER

 

Volterra is today a typical medieval town, where you can still taste the atmosphere of an ancient village, thanks to the relative isolation that has limited industrial and commercial development, preventing the construction mess that often accompanies economic development.

In Volterra history has left its mark with continuity from the Etruscan period until the nineteenth century, with art and monuments of great importance, which can be admired simply walking through the streets of the historic center, but also visiting the city museums: the Museum Etruscan, the Art Gallery, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Living Museum of Alabaster.

Besides these monuments you can find a pristine landscape, a quality of life still a human scale and an artistic handicraft unique in the world: alabaster.

Volterra modern is almost completely enclosed within the circle of the thirteenth century walls and which are the culmination of a process of urban expansion that began around the year one thousand finding its completion in early 1300 with the construction of the defensive systems in the vicinity of the main gates of the city.

Volterra is the city of alabaster, both of Etruscan origin. The museum houses over 300 works of alabaster with paintings and antique furniture.

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