Alabaster and Geysers

Arrival in the morning in Volterra, the city of alabaster manufactured here since Etruscan times. Guided tour of the town, stopping at an alabaster workshop where traditional techniques are still used, and at  the “balze”, impressive erosive geological formations that have always played a crucial role in the city’s life.  An aperitif will be served in a privately-owned historical palace in the city centre. Lunch in a charming country  Trattoria.

In the afternoon, tour of the salt-works, followed by a drive in 4 x 4 to the Larderello area, famous for its geysers. Visit to the unique Geothermal Museum. Return to the hotel in the evening.

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