With Dr. Eireann Marshall
First settled in the Proto-Villanovan period in the Bronze Age, Volterra, originally known as Vlathri, was one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan league. It became wealthy in part through its production of alabaster works, particularly funerary urns. Conquered by Rome, it became a municipium in the 3rd century BC and quickly became subsumed in the Roman cultural sphere. Join us on this Virtual Tour where we explore the remains of the Etruscan acropolis as well as a city gate, decorated with a trio of Etruscan gods, as well as an imposing Roman theatre.