Walk around the historical centre following the medieval wall passing all city gates. Astonishing views on surrounding countryside and the Roman theatre.
Piazza dei Priori
Porta all'Arco - Etrucan city gate
Porta all’Arco was part of the ancient Etruscan city walls in Volterra. Built in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE, it has survived to today in all its majesty.
Roman Theatre of Volterra, 1st century BC, excavated in the 1950s
Porta a Selci
Porta a Selci, near the Medici Fortress, was part of the Etruscan wall circuit. The current gate, with a simple round arch, was built in the sixteenth century, replacing the older one, called del Sole.
Viewpoint rooftops Volterra
Viewpoint from Viale dei Ponti over the rooftops of Volterra. With a view on the cathedral and the baptistery.