Travel tips for visiting Volterra
Planning your dream trip to Italy can be a difficult task so we have put together a series of travel tips articles to help solve that problem and get the most out of your stay.
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From a high, dark, rocky hill, Volterra dominates the green valleys of the rivers Era and Cecina that flow through a land full of art and natural beauty. The Etruscans founded the city more than 2800 years ago among the “Metal Hills”, rich in iron, copper and pyrite, exactly on those desolate rocky heights that became known as the “Devil’s Valley” for all the puffing smoke and unnerving smell of sulfur. Today, no matter what ominous names it may have enjoyed in the past, Volterra is an ideal getaway for anyone seeking peace and tranquility.