MONTE VOLTRAIO FORTRESS

   

An impregnable fortress

with an unmistakable profile

Located 3 km east of Volterra, Mount Voltraio emerges and differs from the surrounding clayey landscape with its unmistakable almost pyramidal profile due to its geological constitution in sand and arenaceous limestones which give rise, on the easternmost side of the relief, to a true and its own vertical rocky slope. Precisely because of these natural characteristics (which therefore ensured an easy defensibility from all sides, making the summit practically impregnable), this small relief (458 m.) Became the site of a fortified settlement controlling the transit routes from the territory Sienese and from the Val d’Era.

Consorzio Turistico Volterra Valdicecina Valdera S.c.r.l.
Via Franceschini, 34 - 56048 Volterra (PI) - PIVA 0130834050
Operation/Project allocated within the framework of the POR FESR Tuscany 2014-2020