The "magic and mysterious" city of Volterra has its roots in three thousand years of history. Its isolated position has impeded any progressive development.
Today the city conserves above all a Medieval aspect not only for the 12th century city walls but also because of the urban layout with narrow streets, palaces, tower houses and churches.
The Renaissance had an important influence on Volterra but without changing the city's Medieval character.
Guided visit to the close Etruscan, medieval and renaissance town of Volterra, including a laboratory where is working one of few handicraftsmen in town making alabaster objects. Then Pisa and its Square of Miracles. The Cathedral and its Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Camposanto are all found in the Square of Miracles, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy and the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Always flexible to accommodate your interests, we can suggest the following as the best schedule for this excursion.
Your private driver will pick you up directly from the port in the morning, then drive to Volterra where your private guide will be waiting for you.
The guided tour will start with Volterra's evergreen: Porta all'Arco, the Etruscan gate, just 2.500 years old! After a small walking in the quarter of the city called "Labyrints", always enjoying a nice panoramic view, you will reach the religious centre of the city. Baptistery and Cathedral, then one of the most beautiful square of Italy: Prioris' Square where the oldest italian City Hall has been built. On the way to the remains of the Roman Theatre (I cent. BC) you will visit a laboratory where is working one of few handicraftsmen in town making alabaster object.
After some free time for shopping, lunch and strolling in this unique town, travel to Pisa with your private driver. Free time to visit of one of the most famous Square of the world: Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles).
Travel back to the port with your private professional driver. End of services