Immerse yourself in Tuscan history with this 9-hour day trip from Florence to Volterra, including lunch and a wine tasting. Learn about ancient Etrusan history. See Voletrra's cathedral, Medici fortress, Palazzo dei Prior, and more. Admire the gorgeous countryside. Taste some great local wines and experience a full Tuscan lunch made with traditional recipes.
After pickup in central Florence, visit Colle Val d’Elsa (famous for its crystals), with the opportunity to participate into a craftsmen workshop at your own expense.Proceed to Volterra, where some scenes of 'Twilight: New Moon' was filmed. Famous for the extraction and processing of alabaster, it is a notable historical Etruscan’s center enriched by Roman ruins (the theater) and medieval buildings like the cathedral, the Medici fortress, and Palazzo dei Priori on the main square. It will be an adventure to retrace the small alleys and backstreets, admiring the stunning view of the surrounding hills. Here is where you can also visit the Etruscan museum (optional).Eat lunch at a small local organic farm and visit the farm and their productive activity, witnessing how farm production in this part of Tuscany still follows ancient techniques. Taste local products accompanied by red or white wine, water, and other specialties of the farm. On the way back, make an additional stop at a local winery for an organic wine tasting.