1 May 10.00-13.00 / 15.00-19.00
2 June and 15 August 10.00-13.00 / 16.00-20.00
Saturday and Sunday 15:00 – 19:00 (visits every hour)
June – September
Friday to Monday 16:00 – 20:00 (visits every hour)
Only July and August
Every Tuesday night tours at 9:00 and 10:30 pm
€3.00 full price, €2.00 reduced (under 14)
free for residents and disabled
Combined ticket Bicocchi House + Sillana Fortress € 5,00
Info and reservations
Tourist Consortium Volterra
The current appearance is the result of multiple renovations made over the centuries, to adapt the original stronghold (11th -12th centuries) to the evolution of military technology, culminating with the introduction of firearms in the 15th century.
In that period the imposing polygonal walls were built. Around the fortress, a fortified village was also built whose walls still show the remains of the two main entrances: Porta Volterrana and Porta San Rocco.
Inside the fortress is a mighty guard tower and three large buildings leaning on the walls that overlook a courtyard.
Excavations has unearthed pottery, arrowheads, fragments of glass and a sword, now displayed at the Permanent Exhibition in Pomarance.
A 360° view from the Sillana fortress overlooks most of Tuscany.