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Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... map in reverse following ourselves via GPS. It started off ok with a path and lit streets but soon the path disappeared and we were on that narrow road with no sides to walk on. It got a bit hair raising as corners are plain suicidal being one lane and the traffic still steady. It got to a point where we took a side path in the dark, which ended up a short cut, well long short cut but no traffic for a bit till we popped out on the road again all ...
... we venture out to find Piazzale Michelangelo. Apparently you can see the whole of Florence from the top of this very big hill. We find it hard to find a bus with the right number that will take us there for a couple of Euro so we opt for the taxi which is more than we can afford but the sun is setting and our photo opportunity is fading fast! We manage to catch the sun just before it dips too low and we experience all of Florence in it's magical light. We catch the bus ...
You may notice this most is a bit late. Yeah, well.
Next morning is better than nothing.
We went to the Archeological Museum, because I like those. I actually wanted to go see the giant minerals that they apparently have on display currently, but that's actually at a different branch; why we bought the tickets anyway. The museum was actually a display of ethnic cultures around the world- ...
... tour started out with a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills. Then our guide led us through the narrow streets of Volterra informing us of both the history of the city/ and where events in Etruscans, then the Roman Empire took over the city. It is hard for them to dig anywhere because they always find artifacts from the Roman Empire and the Etruscans.
The guide then left us at the Alabaster factory. First, the owner gave us ...