Volterra AD 1398 Medieval Week, 23rd edition
09 August 2020 - 16 August 2020
ore: 11:00 - 23:30
Centro storico Volterra
centro, piazze e luoghi limitrofi
Volterra AD 1398 introduces itself 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 of Volterra.
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.
The town centre comes to life with a never ending past, rich colourful performances and music, while in the archaeological park the countryside comes back to life. The village with its peasant farmers, shepherds, the monastery and monks, the courtyard animals and the military camps welcome the visitors who can enjoy performances with arms and falconry. A special area will be dedicated to children.
Tickets: adults € 10.00, reduced € 6.00, free under 12 years
Consorzio Turistico Volterra