Today we will take you where an ancient civilization called Etruscans (Etruschi in Italian)lived more than 3000 years ago…on a hilltop… in the middle of the enchanting Tuscan countryside.
The name of the first village where we will stop is Volterra (Velathri) which is located approximately 1 hour south west of Livorno Port. It is one of the twelve main cities of the Etruscan confederation (Etruria).
Priori Square and Priori Palace, The Medicean Fortress and Tower, the Cathedral, the Baptistry, The Museum Of Sacred Art, The Art Gallery, The Roman Theatre and Thermae and The Guarnacci Etruscan Museum are some of the highlights of this town. The incredible architecture with its narrow alleys will make you step back in time.
Let your eyes dance across the landscape; you will most certainly be spellbound!
Volterra is recognised as the Alabaster Capital of the World – in case you didn’t know! An authentic alabaster souvenir would make a wonderful keepsake or gift from your visit.
After exploring Volterra we will start the drive towards the coast and our next stop will be the Bolgheri Wine DOC area where some of the best and most famous Italian wines are produced. Get ready for a wine tasting!
Later on we will head to Bolgheri, one of the smallest villages you will ever see but incredibly charming and famous for its wine shops and restaurants.
Bolgheri is known for its wines, extra virgin olive oil, but what makes this area unique is the cypress avenue that takes you straight to the entrance of the village: 5 kilometres straight road with more than 2400 trees! This is the longest cypress avenue in Italy!
Here in Bolgheri you can enjoy a little bit of shopping in the tiny stores and a delicious lunch in one of the restaurants that we will reserve for you.
After lunch a short drive will take us to the coast for a picture of the seaside and of course Gelato!
We will then drive back to the port on a relaxing drive.
An easy day, off the beaten path away from big crowds and noise of the city.
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