Farm Santa Chiara, the countryside near Volterra

The landscape that surrounds Volterra has a charm indescribable: biancane that surround are like waves troubled and unstable that vanish in gullies; Volterra stands out in high (555 m), elegant and majestic, the sea of dunes clay. In spring the sea is a velvety green imbued with life in summer and golden embroidered of plowing in the autumn and winter is like heaven ash.

The Santa Chiara Farm is situated on a hill overlooking this landscape and observes from afar the charm of a silent and untouched corner of Tuscany, made of woods, rolling hills and valleys.

The relative isolation has kept intact the medieval aspect of Volterra, the old quarter is enclosed by walls thirteenth-century (stone bench), which hatch at the main doors. The Piazza dei Priori (1208) with its majestic palaces testifies still all powerful elegance of the city of wind and boulder (S. D'Annunzio).

Volterra to discover corners of history.

Guarnacci Museum (born in 1761 following the donation of its archaeological heritage by the abbot Mario Guarnacci) exposes finds collected in years of research Guarnacci with materials coming from urban and Vallebuona (where even today Roman Theater). Here the bronze votive Shadow of the evening: a statuette elongated face of the young man who evokes the shadow projected on the ground by the human figure at sunset.

The Art Gallery is located in the Palazzo dei Sarti Minucci Solaini and retains many masterpieces of painting, including some of the altarpiece depicting the Deposition from the Cross of Rosso Fiorentino (1521).

The Roman theater (Augustan age dating) is located near Vallebuona, was built by the family Caecina and, as in Greek odeon, its structure accompanies steps of the gradient slope on which it is built.

Many other historical attractions of interest to see in the city and events not to be missed. To learn more about them is advised to consult the official website of the town of Volterra.

The Alabaster, between tradition and contemporaneity.

A white stone, made sometimes soft and light, delicate, from the hands of skilled craftsmen artists. The alabaster Volterra was worked since the time of the Etruscans, but his work reached the highest quantitative and qualitative levels between 1600 and 1800, when the city was in many craftsmen.

The tourism dell'alabastro is a itinerario-museo to go to know the techniques of rock excavation (paragraph museum Castellina), techniques of its processing and marketing (the museum dell'alabastro of Volterra is located in the Tower Minucci ).

In many cities outlets where you can admire and buy handicrafts in alabaster, from the simplest to real works of art



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