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Agriturismo La Mandriola, Volterra, Tuscany

Volterra, medieval village in the hills of Tuscan countryside

It was built on a hilly crest among the valleys of the river Era and Cecina, surrounded by a double belt of walls (the Etruscan and the Medieval one).

Volterra, in the province of Pisa is one of the most important centre of Tuscany, both for its monuments that testify the civilization that settled during thirty centuries and the working of Tuscan alabaster that nowadays is are considered one of the most typical and traditional products of the Italian art-craft.

The Medieval feature of the town is not only remarkable in the urban evidence but it may be found above all in palaces, in tower-houses and churches: Priori Palace of XIII c., the Palace of Pretorio, with its crenellated Tower of the Porcellino (Little Pig), the pair of towers of Buonparenti and the Bonaguidi family, the Cathedral of XII c. that still have remains of Medieval and Renaissance works, the Baptistry, an old work of XIII c. streaked with Volterran stone.

Apart many monuments and numerous evidences of history and art, Volterra offer a sweet hilly landscape that surrounded it. Westwards anyway, this sweet view is abruptly interrupted by a wild and outstanding sight of the Balze (crags).

Volterra, in the Tuscan countryside of the province of Pisa


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