Private tour in one day of Siena & Volterra
Siena‘s area is definitely the most spectacular of Tuscany, landscapes, towns and countryside known worldwide. Siena is the hub of all this beauty. Enchants for its authentic beauty and for the medieval ‘ atmosphere in which wraps the visitor, accompanied by the majestic Duomo to Piazza del Campo in a maze of alleys and narrow streets. Embodies history, art and tradition. Walking through its streets is like walking into an open-air museum and everywhere belonging to the districts, expression of the ancient and rooted Sienese tradition, is alive and tangible. The monumentality of its Cathedral and City hall witness the wealth and power that Siena held back in the middle ages, when it was one of the most important financial center of Europe and was the capital of a country, the republic of Siena, the southern half of Tuscany; Siena was indeed one of the most prolific center of art production and culture, with its academies and the University founded in 1240 and still active; UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.
Volterra is a town built on top of a hill between the Era and Cecina rivers valleys. One of the most ancient cities was a metropolis of the Etruscans; surrounded by double walls, the Etruscan and the 13th century, it is a city with a medieval appearance, where it is still possible to enjoy the atmosphere of an ancient town.
During the Middle Ages it was the seat of the most powerful episcopal lordship.
Since ever has been known for the processing of alabaster whose artifacts are today one of the most important products of Italian craftsmanship.
Volterra boast richness in art culture and architecture: such as the Etruscan museum, the Picture gallery and the Museum of Sacred Art.
The walk continues towards the artistic and religious heart of the city: Piazza San Giovanni with the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and the Baptistery, important examples of the medieval architecture. The Palazzo dei Priori rises in the city square, construction started in 1208, is the oldest municipal building in Tuscany.
Further, on you can admire the splendid ruins of the Etruscan Acropolis and the Roman Theater.
The surrounding unspoiled landscape if of stunning beauty; and Volterra with its high position dominates an immense panorama all the way to the tirrenian sea.
I will be glad to personalize and tailor your excursion to accomplish your wishes with specific requests, as tour is private.