Volterra basilica di s.michele arco etrusco e teatro romano
Arco Etrusco One of the most unusual monuments of Volterra, the Etruscan arch is actually part of the Roman Empire. Only the strains (IV-III century BC), Etruscan, the heads of basalt, eroded by time, and depicting Etruscan deity, are Roman, but linearly figures are barely visible. Perhaps it could be Jupiter and the Dioscuri, or the Capitoline Triad, Jupiter, Juno and Minerva Roman Theatre Located just outside the city walls, the ancient Roman theaterdating backin the first century BC is one of the best preserved in Italy. Much of the original structure, such as Corinthian columns 5 meters high, has remained intact, so that has allowed a nearly complete reconstruction. The Roman Theatre in Volterra held an annual International Festival Church of S. Michel History and Architecture . It is mentioned for the first time in 987. The present building of the thirteenth century, has a gabled facade covered, in the lower register, a series of two-tone striped arches supported by elegant marble capitals, the center is a deep splayed portal with leaf capitals and human figures . The same pattern is present in the upper register. Procedure Interno .L'interno suffered between 1826 and 1827 profound changes that have altered the original appearance, creating a classroom in a neoclassical style. In the presbytery there is a Madonna and Child by Andrea della Robbia glazed earthenware (XV), enclosed in a tabernacle of marble carved by Balsimelli Settignano, are also worth mentioning the Holy Family of Charles Maratta (XVII century), and Our Lady of Ransom, a fresco attributed to Cenni di Francesco di ser Work (XV century).
Even today, our walk is finished. Let us return to our nest in San Gimignano After admiring once again the hills of Chianti. Coming soon Tina e Antonio [email_address] by Aflo