Volterra Piglet on Piglet's Tower (Torre del Porcellino)Volterra Piglet TowerRich in Etruscan and medieval history, Volterra is a relaxing escape in Tuscany. Perched on an imposing rocky plateau (indeed, the town’s name roughly translates landslide in Italian) and surrounded by forbidding ramparts and city gates, the small town has sweeping panoramic views of the surrounding Tuscan landscape.

Volterra’s superb main medieval square, Piazza dei Priori, includes the 13th century Palazzo Pretorio and its towering Torre del Porcellino. Piglet’s Tower with its statue of a wild boar has been overseeing the main square and watching the goings-on for nearly 700 years.

Volterra’s Etruscan Museum warrants a visit with a handful of superb relics while Archaeloogy Park is a great place for a stroll and to enjoy tasty Volterran treats.



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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.
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