Tour Volterra Pomarance Larderello San Galgan
"Tour Volterra Pomarance Larderello San Galgan"
First stage of the Tour is Volterra, about 30km from San Gimignano. Volterra is famous for the extraction and processing of alabaster, the first news of this city, of Etruscan origin, dating to the Iron Age (IX-VII a.C). The main monumental are, Piazza dei Priori, where you can find the medieval Cathedral (XII), in Romanesque style and the Palazzo dei Priori. About the Etruscan period are still preserved: the “Porta all’ Arco, the “Porta Diana” and much of the city walls. Other important monuments are: the Baptistery of San Giovanni, Romanesque, octagonal and the Rocca-Fortezza, which stands at the end of the old town and the Roman theatre. Driving in direction of Saline and from there continue to Pomarance, which stands on the metalliferous hills, dominating the Val di Cecina. Among the most important monument are: the Parish of St. John the Baptist, the House of Paolo Mascagni, the Clock Tower, the