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Volterra

A town of W central Tuscany: 43°24N, 10°51E. Altitude: 531 m. Population in 2000: 11,700.

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On the façade of the 13c Palazzo dei Priori,
the maiolica badges of some of the commissaires of the Florentine republic.

Right now:


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[image ALT: A stylized representation of a metal hand-mirror, taken from the binding of a book. It is an Etruscan mirror motif representing that book, George Dennis's 'Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria'.]

But for the serious student with an interest in the Etruscans, the two chapters on the town in George Dennis's Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria.

Page updated: 1 Dec 12