Halfway Pisa and Florence, San Miniato is a typical Tuscan medieval town along the ancient road and pilgrim route called Via Francigena. During Middel Ages the town was very coveted for its strategic position and there were a lot of battles between Pisa and Florence. San Miniato is also full of small treasures like the old way called Via Angelica.
In Volterra it’s possible to admire traces from Ethruscan epoch, Roman age and Middle Ages all together. Its proximity to the metal- bearing hills has been the reason for various battles between Pisa and Florence to conquer the town. We’ll discover the most important places of Volterra among anecdotes and curiosities, walking throughout its calm streets with an end devoted to the alabaster, the main character of the city!