Every 3rd and 4th Sunday of August Volterra, one of the most popular Tuscan villages, jumps back to medieval times: knights and horses, noble ladies and gentlemen, minstrels and peasants, archers and flag flyers will make you feel like a 14th century inhabitant felt.
Volterra’s narrow streets will host old shops, like blacksmiths or carpenters, and you’ll have the unique chance to taste medieval specialities, such as the spicy wine or the lemon and honey drink. All the city’s inhabitants are going to wear Medieval dresses and to drive people into the party throughout the streets and squares: that’ll be surely surprising and extremely funny for kids!
Take the chance to visit Volterra during the Medieval Festival “Giornata di Festa nell’Anno Domini 1398”, from sunrise to sunset tons of events, markets and shows just like in the Volterra of 1398.
A one day trip in Volterra to enjoy its incredible artistic and historical heritage is a perfect choice in this occasion. Volterra is quite close to San Gimignano, moreover it belongs to the town of the Leaning Tower -under the territorial and legislative point of view- so you can choose Pisa as the base for your tour in Tuscany!Useful information
adults 9€; under 18 and over 60 5€; under 10 free. The tickets gives you the opportunity to enter the Museo d’Arte Sacra (Sacred art museum, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 3 p.m. – 6p.m.), the Palazzo dei Priori and to the Etruscan acropolis (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera
Via Franceschini 34 – 56048 Volterra
Tel. +39 0588 86099
Ufficio Turistico Comunale
Piazza dei Priori, 20 – 56048 Volterra