This is the right place to go back in the far Etruscan era. This village, known in the past as“Velhatri” was one of the 12 etruscan “lucumonia”. Volterra is located at more than 500 metres abovethe sea and it was certainly inhabited during the Iron age. It’ s beautiful to go down into the Etruscan tombs or strolling through the city park to admire the remains of the Etruscan acropolis (3rd to 2nd century B.C.) or of the the roman pool (2nd century A. C.). Visiting  the Etruscan museum “Guarnacci” is an unforgettable experience: urns, furnitures, jewels, and the precious statue “L’ombra della sera” which is the symbol of the museum itself. Crossing the medieval “Priori square” we meet the oldest City hall of Tuscany, the Cathedral (with its marvellous Deposition of the 13th century) and the Baptistery. We can’t leave the city without admiring  the roman theatre (1st century A.C.) Volterra is famous also  for its alabaster quarries and,  during a visit to an alabaster workshop, you might experience the creation of masterpieces. Visiting Volterra requires half a day.