TOUR 10 – VOLTERRA, city tour

Itinerary
The guided tour of Volterra starts from the spectacular Piazza dei Priori, which is overlooked by the austere Palazzo dei Priori, and many other buildings that made up the political heart of the city in the Middle Ages. Behind the square is the Romanesque Cathedral, with its elegant and recently restored bell tower, and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, an octagonal structure dating back to the thirteenth century, with walls decorated in the classic two-tone of white and green marble. The visit continues in the dense warren of medieval streets and alleys where you can admire Viti Palace, the church of San Michele, the Etruscan urns embedded in the walls near “Porta Fiorentina” and the beautiful archaeological site of the Roman Theatre. The city is still endowed with the medieval city walls and in some places you can also see the massive cyclopic walls of Etruscan age. In this regard it is worth mentioning the “Porta all’Arco”, which was part of the walls of the fourth century BC. Volterra is dominated by the Medici Fortress and offers countless splendid vantage points where the view sweeps over the typical landscape of the “Balze” (cliffs) of the surrounding valley. We recommend a visit to a laboratory of alabaster, traditionally worked in Volterra since ancient times. You can also arrange an urban trekking route including a close-up view of the “Balze” and Etruscan necropolis.

Volterra “city tour” and Volterra “museums”, 6 hours; Volterra “city tour” and San Gimignano, 6 hours; Volterra “city tour” and Colle Valdelsa, 6 hours; Volterra “city tour” and Certaldo, 6 hours.


Guided tours 2019-2020

Individual and small groups (up to 25 people)
Guided tour 2 hours –
€ 140,00
Guided tour 3 hours –
€ 160,00
Guided tour 4 hours –
€ 200,00
Guided tour 6 hours* –
320,00
For each additional hour € 50
Tourist groups (26-50 people)
Guided tour 2 hours –
€ 150,00
Guided tour 3 hours –
€ 170,00
Guided tour 4 hours –
€ 210,00
Guided tour 6 hours* –
340,00
For each additional hour € 50
Special rate for students (up to 50 people)
Guided tour 2 hours –
€ 130,00
Guided tour 3 hours –
€ 150,00
Guided tour 6 hours* –
300,00
For each additional hour € 50