Majestic and mysterious landscapes surround Volterra and Val di Cecina. Absolute capital of alabaster, a craft that uses processes and techniques which have been handed down for centuries from generation to generation. Volterra is a typical medieval town, representing the adaption through the centuries between man and nature. Modern Volterra perched on a rocky outcrop, almost completely enclosed by the circle of the beautiful thirteenth-century walls. Of absolute historical and artistic interest is the Museum Guarnacci, dedicated to Etruscan Art, the Art Gallery and the Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art.