Volterra: From the Romans to the Present Day

Continue learning about Volterra’s captivating history, and you’ll understand why blocks of marble from the town’s ancient Roman ruins can be found in many of its medieval structures—including the town’s lovely main cathedral. Discover the wonderful works of art held in the Civic Museum, and hear all about Volterra’s unique history of alabaster craftsmanship, which has flourished since ancient times. Finally, appreciate the wit and cleverness of its residents when you learn how, hundreds of years ago, two managed to escape prison—using bread, of all things!