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The village of Montemurlo is located about 20 km from the splendid Etruscan city of Volterra, famous for its alabaster quarries and traditional craftsmanship.

Less known but equally fascinating are the villages of Querceto, La Sassa, Micciano, and many others in the surrounding area. Nearby is also the geothermal area of Larderello, which is definitely worth a visit.

Here you can admire the geysers, fumaroles, and mud pools, and it’s interesting to note that 10% of the world’s geothermal energy is produced in this area. You can also visit the geothermal power plants in the area, which collectively produce about 120 MW.

Volterra 20 km away

Volterra, a city nestled in the heart of Tuscany, is a jewel rich in history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

Surrounded by gentle hills and vast fields, its origins are lost in the mists of time, dating back to the Etruscan era, as evidenced today by the imposing walls and ancient artifacts housed in the city museum.

The magic of Volterra doesn’t stop at its ancient history; the city is also famous for the craftsmanship of its alabaster, a luminous and translucent material worked with skill by generations of artisans. The workshops scattered throughout the center offer the opportunity to admire and purchase unique pieces, true masterpieces of art and design.

Cozy restaurants and typical trattorias offer dishes rich in tradition, accompanied by local wines that enhance the taste and experience of an unforgettable journey in one of Italy’s most precious gems.

San Gimignano 50 km away

San Gimignano, known as the “City of Towers,” is an exemplary testimony of medieval Tuscany, famous for its characteristic skyline dominated by medieval towers. This small town, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, preserves the charm of the medieval era, with cobblestone streets and enchanting squares.

The historic center hosts masterpieces of Gothic and Romanesque art, among which stand out the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the church of Sant’Agostino, which house frescoes and works of art of inestimable value.

San Gimignano is also renowned for the production of Vernaccia, a white wine boasting the designation of controlled and guaranteed origin (DOCG), a symbol of the region’s enogastronomic excellence.

Visiting it offers an immersion into a distant era, enriched by the opportunity to taste high-quality local products.

Firenze 100 km away

Florence, the pulsating heart of the Renaissance, is a city that enchants visitors from around the world with its extraordinary beauty and unparalleled artistic and cultural heritage. As the capital of the Tuscany region, Florence stands as an open-air museum, where every corner reveals masterpieces of architecture, painting, and sculpture.

The city is dominated by the majestic Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its iconic dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, a true symbol of human ingenuity and Renaissance art. Nearby, you can find the Baptistery of San Giovanni, famous for its bronze doors, and Giotto’s Bell Tower, which provide testimonies of Florentine artistic wealth.

Equally important are the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti, which house some of the world’s most important art collections, featuring works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. The Accademia Gallery, on the other hand, houses Michelangelo’s David, a symbol of beauty and artistic perfection.

Pisa 70 km away

Pisa, primarily known for its iconic Leaning Tower, is a city rich in history and architectural wonders in the heart of Tuscany. In addition to the famous monumental complex of the Piazza dei Miracoli, where the tower stands, you can find the Cathedral and the Baptistery, splendid examples of Romanesque art.

This lively and vibrant university city also offers picturesque views along the Arno River and hidden treasures in its museums and historic churches. Pisa represents a charming fusion of cultural innovation and historical heritage, inviting visitors to explore beyond its most famous inclination.