Volterragusto : the white truffle of San Miniato hills

Visit these days a small Tuscan jewel, Volterra in the Cecina valley, profiting from the special prices of the accommodation ( 10%  off  the ordinary price) offered in the area  by Tuscany Holiday Rent.

It is an appealing town, rich in a multifaceted heritage ranging from Etruscan to Roman from Medieval  to Renaissance. Historical remains will be discovered not only in its museums  but  at any  street corner, while strolling about its charming streets.  Take part,  in this period of the year,  in the many local events which mingle culture and food and you will discover a nice way to look at the world through often neglected hidden links.

Alabaster, which draws back to Volterra’s Etruscan origins  is the focus of an interesting show “Torre Pendente e  altri miracoli in alabastro”( Leaning Tower and other alabaster miracles), open up to November the 4th

Archeology, too, plays a main role in the town’s  history. Since  November the13th, 2012, guided tours and excursions, downtown and in the natural park of  Vulci will have been  showing  the visitor  historical remains, including a simulated archeological dig.

On two weekends, October 22nd and 23rd and 29th and November the 1st,  Volterra is going to host ”Volterragusto”, an event  centred on the white truffle of the nearby San Miniato hills. The locations,  unlike the previous years,  are going to be the  old palaces’ courtyards  to better link culture and gastronomy. A new route, often unknown to the general public.

The other excellent local food  such as meat, olives and cheese, together with gorgeous Tuscan wines won’t be  forgotten .

At last a literary prize, the “Premio Letterario Jarro” to a  person of the showbiz  who has particularly distinguished for  spreading  Tuscan  food culture around.

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