Volterra AD 1398: Medieval Week
08 August 2021 - 15 August 2021
ore: 11:00 - 23:30
Centro storico Volterra
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Volterra Tourist Office
Volterra AD 1398 takes place in two unique stages: the historic centre and the Archaeological Park, dominated by the imposing Medici Fortress. The Archaeological Park re-builds a medieval village with its inhabitants, the shepherds, the friars’ hermitage, the farm animals, and the military camps welcome the visitors who can enjoy duels and falconry demonstrations. The town centre is animated by the ever-present past and the visitors are taken, as if by magic, back in time. Fiery steeds, bold knights, noblemen, craftsmen and merchants, peasants and farmers, flag-flyers, crossbowmen, soldiers, jugglers, musicians and jesters bring back to life the Middle Ages.
The clou of the festival is the “Feast Day of 1398 AD” on the second and third Sunday of August. From sunrise to sunset, the medieval town goes back to the year 1398 with shows, events, markets, craftsmen, musicians, jugglers, peasants and noblemen: a unique occasion to dive into the magic atmosphere of the Middle Ages, in one of the finest cities in Tuscany.