Opening of the Keep (Maschio) of the Medici Fortress | Volterra
ore: 12:00 - 18:00
Via del castello, 4
Ticket € 5.00 – reduced € 3.00
Consorzio Turistico Volterra
The Maschio Tower, 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 il Magnifico 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.
APRIL: 29 April to 1 May from 12 noon to 6 p.m;
MAY: Every weekend from 12 noon to 6 p.m;
JUNE: Saturday to Monday from 12 noon to 6 p.m;
JULY: Friday to Monday from 12 noon to 7 p.m;
AUGUST: Fridays to Mondays from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and from 10 to 29 August daily from 12 noon to 7 p.m;
SEPTEMBER: Friday to Monday from 12 noon to 7 p.m;
OCTOBER: weekends from 12 noon to 6 p.m.; weekends from 29 October to 1 November from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
on RESERVATION every day of the year for a minimum of 20 people with at least 7 days’ notice.
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.