Gem of Etruscan, Romanesque, medieval, and Renaissance art, Volterra stands on a hill 1800 feet above sea level and commands spectacular views of the Cecina valley as far as the sea. It is surrounded by a typical landscape of gentle hills, the so-called Balze. Volterra has a very long history. The town was founded by the Etruscans and developed until the nineteenth century, with a flourishing of important artistic monuments. Volterra boasts three interesting museums: Museo Guarnacci (Etruscan Museum), Pinacoteca Civica (Town Painting Gallery), and Museo d'Arte Sacra (Sacred Art Museum).
This peaceful haven surrounded by unspoilt countryside offers high quality life standards in the peace and the tranquillity of the Tuscan landscape. Volterra is also known for its alabaster, which is majestically worked by local craftsmen and artists.