- Guided tour to Volterra with entrance to the Museo Guarnacci and visit to an alabaster workshop -
-TOUR OF VOLTERRA, ETRUSCAN MUSEUM AND ALABASTER WORKSHOP
Half-day guided walking tour of Volterra with visit to the Etruscan museum and to an alabaster workshop

 

The cathedral and bell tower of Volterra

 

The medicean fortress with the tower called Maschio



A typical alabaster workshop



Sculptures decorating an Etruscan urn

 

The Etruscan Volterra and
the alabaster tradition

Volterra is a world famous perfectly preserved medieval town. Yet, the medieval look is a "recent" intervention on top of one of Tuscany's most important Etruscan settlements. Over the centuries Velathri (as the Etruscans called it) got important also for the handicraft production of an ancient stone given to the city as a present by the sea… the alabaster. Arianna & Friends arrange private half-day tours to Volterra and its treasures.



 

THE PEARL AMONG THE ETRUSCAN TOWNS

We start our tour directly in Volterra, where you meet our English speaking local city guide for a fascinating walk around this magic town. While passing along narrow winding lanes into sumptuous monumental squares, you will learn a great deal about the very original habits and culture of the Etruscans, a pre-roman civilization that settled in Tuscany as well as in most central Italy. The tour includes an entrance to the Etruscan Museum in Volterra, where you can admire some fascinating sculptures and see charming inscriptions in their original right-to-left alphabet.
The historical introduction will go through all the traces of the cultural and artistic influences that followed the Etruscans: the Roman theater in a breathtaking panoramic side of the town, the late medieval and early Renaissance Piazza dei Priori, the majestic Medicean Fortress, raising right next to a charming and relaxing park and nowadays hosting a maximum security prison.
The walking tour Volterra is completed by the visit to a traditional alabaster workshop, where you can see how the expert hands of the workers produce a nice and elegant vase from a piece of rough stone.

Before you leave the guide, you will relax at a renowned café in town and taste some excellent chocolate, locally produced.

Our half-day tour to Volterra takes about 3 hours. Transportation to the locations is not included.

If you need collection with our chauffeured car, van or minibus, please specify this in the booking form.



 

Etruscan entrance to the old town

Piazza dei Priori in Volterra

The park in the center of Volterra

Palazzo dei Priori

The famous cliff "Le Balze" on one side of the town

Little lanes in the medieval center

Alabaster refined decorations

An alabaster master carving a pot



 

 



Rates and enquiries



HALF-DAY GUIDED TOUR OF VOLTERRA,
ENTRANCE TO THE ETRUSCAN MUSEUM AND
VISIT TO AN ALABASTER WORKSHOP


- Rates 2015 -

Number of people
in your party
Total rate
1 person
€ 220
2 persons
€ 230
3 persons
€ 250
4 persons
€ 270
5 persons
€ 290
6 persons
€ 310
7 persons
€ 330
8 persons
€ 350
9 persons
€ 370
10 persons
€ 390
extra person
€ 20
child 4-12 y.o.
€ 10
DURATION OF THIS TOUR: 3 HOURS


RATES INCLUDE:


+ an English speaking Volterra city guide for the whole tour
+ a historical guided walking tour in Volterra
+ entrance and guided visit to the Guarnacci Museum of Etruscan Art
+ a guided visit to an Alabaster workshop
+ tasting of chocolate at a renowned café in town
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION
For more info on transportation, please see the box below.


The tour guide is available also in German, Spanish, French, Russian or Italian
. A surcharge may apply.

 


 

Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This tour takes place in Volterra.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.



 




VOLTERRA AND ALABASTER TOUR IN TUSCANY
The Maschio in Volterra

 

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