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Walk Through The Tuscan landscape Of Volterra

The guided tour of Volterra starts from a terrace from where you can admire the Tuscan landscape up to the sea. The city is still surrounded by the Medieval city walls and in some places, we can also see the massive cyclopean walls of the Etruscan age.

From Volterra
Online Experience
1 Hour
Italy
Upto 10 people
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the charming city of Volterra
  • Visit  popular attractions such as Porta all’Arco, the Romanesque Cathedral and the Piazza dei Priori
  •  Get lost in the maze of medieval streets and alleys with your local guide
Description

Take a walk down the Tuscan gem of Volterra with me on this exciting Online Experience! We will start our begun our virtual tour with a breathtaking view of the cityscape and the sea from a well-known terrace in the city. You will notice how the city is still surrounded by the Medieval walls and in some places, I will also point out to you the massive cyclopean walls of the Etruscan age. We will then make our way to the Etruscan gate, also known as Porta all’Arco, which was part of the Etruscan walls of the fourth century B.C. Over the ages, it has grown to become the most beloved symbol of the city. In fact, it was the citizens of Volterra who saved it from destruction at the end of World War II, and as we walk around I will tell you more about how they managed to do it.
Crossing the gate, we will find ourselves inside a perfectly preserved medieval city centre: the San Giovanni Square with the Romanesque Cathedral and the Baptistery, an octagonal structure dating back to the thirteenth century whose walls are decorated in the classic white and green two-tone marble. Behind the square, we will see the spectacular “Piazza dei Priori”, which is overlooked by the austere “Palazzo dei Priori”. A stroll around this area will afford us an exploration of the many buildings that made up the political heart of the city in the Middle Ages.

As we near the end of our tour, we will continue down the maze of medieval streets and alleys to one of the most interesting sites in all of Volterra: the beautiful archaeological site of a Roman Theatre that was discovered in the twentieth century under a soccer field. Historical and picturesque, this last destination will frame your memories of this virtual tour in the most endearing way possible. 

About this experience
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 20 EUR per screen OR as a private session for 90 EUR for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Claudia Meucci

I am a professional tourist guide since 2003 and I was born under the Tuscan sun, in the Etruscan city of Volterra. Growing up in such a magical place, I was enchanted by the ancient history and art of my hometown, and that passion led me to this profession. One of the aspects I love most about my job is when I am able to make visitors from far away feel at home here in Tuscany. I consider myself fortunate for being an “ambassador” to our Tuscan traditions, culture, and art. I enjoy the challenge of captivating the interest of visitors and in particular making the tours children and family-friendly.

From USD 25 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.