Escorted Tour throughout the twilight inspired city, where incomparable works of
art and architecture of 3000 years of civilizations still stands.
The transfer from San Gimignano will take you for 40 minutes throughout a beautiful
landscape continuously changing with the rhythm of seasons. Surreally perched high up
on layered cliffs, far from the main routes of communication, the town built of stone is visible
from miles with its austere city-walls and the massive Medici Fortress, today a highsecurity
jail. During the ride our English speaking escort guide will tell you about the long
Volterra which bears testimony to centuries of isolation. Its Etruscan origins are still visible
in part of the walls, two gates and in the acropolis sets in the green meadows of the
archaeological park; a well preserved Roman theatre stands beyond the Porta Fiorentina
and the medieval walls.
The tour will take you along the narrow paved streets of the historical centre, lined by fine
medieval buildings, ending up at the Cathedral and at Piazza dei Priori. A nice stop at a
workshop will show the traditional carving art of craftsmen on the locally mined alabaster
stone. This town inspired “New Moon” novel by Stephanie Meyerthe, writer of the famous
“Twilight” saga, where Volterra is the seat of the “Volturi”.
ESCORTED TOUR OF THE TOWN
From Monday to Friday EURO 75 including transfer, escorted tour of the town and
visit to an alabaster workshop
Departure time: 3pm from San Gimignano - back at 7 pm
This tour can be combined with a visit to a winery, with wine tasting, and/or dinner
in a typical farm not far from San Gimignano.
ESCORTED TOUR OF THE TOWN + Wine tasting (1 hour) EURO 85
ESCORTED TOUR OF THE TOWN + wine tasting + typical dinner EURO 110