Volterra: Etruscan Haven
Like many other famous Tuscan hill towns, Volterra sits high on an Etruscan foundation, surrounded by thick walls. But while most feel cutesy and overly touristy, Volterra is real and vibrant, and seems almost oblivious to the tourist dollar. Its Etruscan Museum, the town's top sight, is filled top to bottom with precious artifacts from centuries before Christ.
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