The Spooky Early History of Volterra

Fans of the popular Twilight series will probably be familiar with Volterra as the home of a clan of ancient vampires. However, learning about the early history of this fascinating Tuscan town, you’ll find that fact is sometimes stranger than fiction! Learn why townspeople snack on the “bones of the dead” and why Volterra is believed by some to have been the birthplace of the first true witch. And, leaving legend aside, you’ll see that there’s so much to explore just in Volterra’s ancient Etruscan and Roman past, from a newly-uncovered “Disneyland of archeology” to mysterious, mythological sculptures.