Volterra (Velathri for the Etruscans; Volaterrae for the Romans; Velàthre, Βελάθρη for the Greeks) is one of the oldest town in Tuscany, Italy. You will be absorbed by its special atmosphere and you will dream about the old days.

The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center with an original civilization. It has been continuously inhabited, since at least the end of the 8th century BC.

Volterra houses

In the Roman Age Volterra became a municipium. In the 5th century it was a bishop’s residence and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century.

After the episcopate, Volterra was conquered by the Florentines. When the Florentine Republic ended, in 1530, Volterra came under the control of the Medici family and followed the history of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. We will admire the Volterrean history through its buildings and its archaeological sites, such as the Roman Theater (1st century BC) and Piazza dei Priori.

Roman Thater in Volterra


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