Guided tour of the Fortress Keep | Volterra
01 May 2020 - 31 October 2020
Centro storico Volterra
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Guided tour of the main tower of the fortress (called Maschio) with its breathtaking panoramic view, from May to October.
The imposing bulk of the Medici fortress is one of the most distinctive features of Volterra skyline; built in 1474, the fortress was commissioned by Lorenzo the Magnificent after Florence conquered the town in the Alum War.
Symbol of the Florentine domination over the centuries, later turned into a jail, the castle has been closed off to the public for a long time. Today the peek of the fortress is exceptionally open to those visitors eager to enjoy a spectacular view over the town and the surrounding landscape reliving the past and the history of a building that still watches over Volterra from its highest point.
Consorzio Turistico Volterra