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Appreciate the architecture of different periods

Visiting Volterra lets you appreciate the architecture of different periods in cultures such as those of the Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance, as this beautiful city is shrine of the architecture and art of these periods. This lovely town of over 11 000 is in the heart of the province of Pisa, a few kilometers away from Pisa city, capital of the province. Volterra keeps its medieval features in its narrow streets, towers and houses with lovely outsides, churches, palaces and squares, the Piazza San Giovanni, where you can find the Cathedral dating from the 12th century. Other interesting attractions in Volterra are the Roman ruins Velathri , which are easily seen from the top of the city, and also the Volterra Guarnacci Museum, dedicated to the exhibition of works made with alabaster (a type of stone or plaster).

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