The road to Volterra is over rolling green hills and was a pleasure to drive on some of the best roads in Italy. The views from the top were fabulous. The town itself was walled and the shops were quaint. The alabaster shops were fantastic, and if you want to buy alabaster items & gifts this is the place to do it. We also thoroughly enjoyed the Etruscan Museum and were impressed by the carvings and jewellery. Good way to spend the afternoon.