The Toscano Tower
One of the most interesting of Volterra
It is also one of the oldest towers in Volterra.
It is composed of two buildings, an older one with a square plan and a later one, with an L-shaped plan that surrounds the oldest tower, which thus constitutes one quarter of the most modern structure.
We do not know exactly when the first tower was built, but the second tower was built in 1250, and the date of its construction is known thanks to an epigraph affixed to the facade that testifies to its construction.
The architectural differences between the two structures are considerable, starting from the openings, few and smaller for the older phase, more numerous and larger than the more recent one, and they testify to an evolution in the construction of this type of buildings.
The tower is visible from the outside and is occasionally opened to the public for a fee.