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TUSCANY – Dolce Vita in an Old Land

Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

“Volterra – Town of Twilight VI” was featured in the group Italy and all Things Italian

Volterra is an important location in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. In the books, Volterra is home to the Volturi, a coven of powerful and ancient vampires. (The movie, however, was shot in Montepulciano.)

From Wikipedia

Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy.

The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center (Velathri or Felathri) with an original civilization; it became a municipium in the Roman Age. The city was a bishop’s residence in the 5th century and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century. With the decline of the episcopate, Volterra became a place of interest of the Florentines, whose forces conquered Volterra. Florentine rule was not always popular, and opposition occasionally broke into rebellion. These rebellions were defeated by Florence.

When the Florentine Republic fell in 1530, Volterra came under the control of the Medici family and later followed the history of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

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  • Klaus Bohn
    Klaus Bohnover 4 years ago

    beautiful hill side with as foreground and the city as a beautiful middle ground and then the far away back ground- so well done!

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    wat a beautiful view

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    A gorgeous view and shot Denis . x

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • andreisky
    andreiskyover 4 years ago

    charming view Denis!

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Petehamilton
    Petehamiltonover 4 years ago

    WOW Denis!! Spectacular image, the fore-ground lift’s the eye into this amazing scene. Great job:-))

  • Thanks a lot mate and for the fav!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 4 years ago

    absolutely magnificent capture

  • Thank you Kathy!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Aggpup
    Aggpupover 4 years ago

    More beautiful work

  • Thank you!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    amazing view

  • Thank you Antanas!

    – Denis Molodkin

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