MY FAVOURITE TOWN IN TUSCANY? VOLTERRA by Ann Rickard

JUST when I think I have a favourite Tuscan hilltop town, up comes another to enchant me. I could go on like this for years, driving across the region comparing one delightful town after another and I’m sure there is many a traveller in Italy before me who has done exactly that.

San Gimignano is probably the most popular of all the Tuscan towns, it certainly draws the masses, but it is Volterra that has crept into my psyche.

While San Gimignano could be said to be brash with its 14 towers and its Palazzo Comunale, Volterra, at 550m above sea level, is its more restrained cousin.

 

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