Private guided tour of Volterra, the city of the alabaster

Private guided tour of Volterra, the city of the alabaster

3 h
Walking Tours
difficulty Easy
Wheelchair Not Accessible

Private excursion in Volterra on the path of the alabaster

Join an exciting tour of Volterra, an ancient medieval town in the Tuscan countryside, renowned for the presence of the alabaster and its artisanal manufacturing. Explore the narrow streets of Volterra and discover the traditional alabaster art that has been refined generation after generation.

Private trip in Volterra on the path of the alabaster highlights: 

  • Enjoy a pleasant walk through the narrow medieval streets of the historic centre of Volterra
  • Experience the art of carving alabaster, a traditional handicraft that boasts a centuries-old history and that can be felt in every corner of Volterra
  • Visit the picturesque alabaster handicraft shops and watch the master sculptors at work!
  • An amazing journey to Volterra, a Tuscany’s gem surrounded by the countryside

Private trip in Volterra on the path of the alabaster

With this 3-hour private guided tour of Volterra you will have the opportunity to discover one of the oldest and most famous traditions of the city: the art of carving alabaster, which is extracted in this area.

Visit the beautiful Volterra with a private guide 

Your expert private local guide will take you through a dense maze of narrow streets, in the historic center of Volterra, where there still are the alabaster handicraft shops, havens of artistic inspiration and creation. Here, the famous "stone of light" is finely carved and refined, through an ancient process that boasts a centuries-old history.
Volterra itself is a city made of stone: the roads, its towers, its palaces, and its austere walls. Everything is made ​​of a yellow-gray colored stone, called “panchina”, from which often sprout sea shells of rare beauty.

Walk through the historic city center 

Your 3-hour private guided tour of Volterra begins with a visit to the Romanesque Cathedral (Duomo), located in the highest part of the city, where you can also admire its beautiful stained glass in alabaster and its magical aura.
A short distance from the Volterra Cathedral, your guide will lead you to discover one of the most famous alabaster handicraft shops where you will be able to admire the master sculptors at work while giving shape to the rough stone and turning it into one of the many alabaster objects that fill the shop windows of Volterra.
In the second part of your 3-hour private guided tour, you will have a short walk along the majestic ruins of the Roman Theatre.

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