From the 9th to the 7th century BC Volterra had been an important center of the Villanovian civilization. A powerful Etruscan lucumonia (city-state), called Velathri, reached its highest political, economic and cultural development in the period from the 4th to the 1st century BC.
It was the last city-state to be overcome by the Romans when, after having sided with Gaius Marius, in the war against Sulla, the city was forced to surrender in 81-80 BC.
In the Roman period, Volterra was an important municipality. It was the birthplace of the second Christian Pope, San Lino, and of the poet Persio Flacco.
In the 5th century, Volterra became the seat of the bishopric.
With such a rich and significant history Marronaia and Paola’s Florence Tour couldn’t miss a visit to this Tuscan village trying to spreading its beauty all over the world.
Follow our journey through the hidden gems of Volterra here below!