Three couples touring Tuscany decided to visit Volterra, an ancient, walled, town sitting high above the surrounding rich farmland but not spoiled by a large influx of tourists. I had contacted Annie Adair by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before leaving the states. Annie, from Washington DC, decided to visit Italy after college and fell in love with this "real" Etruscan town as well as one its locals. Fourteen years later, she and her husband Francesco are raising their family here while running a thriving tour business. She will set up a tour based on your interests whether it be history (Etruscan, Roman, medieval or even WW II), art (mainly Etruscan and the region's local alabaster creations), or food & wine. We met her at a local coffee-bakery shop and after 30 minutes of getting to know us, she lead us around town for the most interesting three hours that we had all week. We only wished that we had budgeted more time for Volterra and Annie as we didn't even get to meet her sommelier husband to experience one of his wine tours or tastings. Don't miss this value packed experience.
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