Volterra

Distance from Hotel: 33 km.

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy. The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center with an original civilization.

The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited as a city since at least the end of the 8th century BCE. It became a municipium in the Roman Age. The city was a bishop's residence in the 5th century, and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century.

With the decline of the episcopate, Volterra became a place of interest of the Florentines, whose forces conquered Volterra. Florentine rule was not always popular, and opposition occasionally broke into rebellion. These rebellions were put down by Florence.
Villa Sabolini Dimora Storica
Loc. Mensanello
53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa (Siena)
ITALIA
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