VISIT ITALY: VOLTERRA, THE CITY OF VAMPIRES

In the contemporary collective imagination, the Volturi constitute the most powerful vampire coven in the world. This association is expressed in the design of a brotherhood that the gender community has respect for. Over the centuries this reverence has given the Volturi an ambitious status of absolute power; they are the highest expression of authority among vampires, although no one has elected them.
The Roman cistern has acquired the fame of Vampire Crypt, either through the fault or thanks to the collective imagination sprung up by the fans of the Twilight Saga. The writer Stephanie Meyer wanted Volterra to be the home of the Volturi and, in the first years after the American bestseller was published, numerous readings and amateur theatrical scenes were organized in the city that saw thousands of readers from all over Italy gather.
Volterra is an ideal tourist destination for lovers of typical Tuscan landscapes, placed in a context of great importance for Italian history and art. Volterra, in fact, offers extraordinary views thanks to its location on a hill.

Do not miss the opportunity to admire, among other things, the remains of the Roman theater and the Etruscan acropolis. Discovered during the 1900s, they date back to the period in which this land was inhabited by the Tusci population. Next to the theater, dug into the natural slope of an elevation, you can admire what remains of a thermal plant, built during the third century.

And a central role in the economy of Visconti's work is played by the underground cistern of the Augustan era, the scene of that 'marriage' between Claudia Cardinale, which Visconti had also wanted in this film after Il Gattopardo, and his brother Gianni (Jean Sorel ) who awaits her in that place and reminds her that this was their home once upon a time.
The structure, one of the archaeological jewels of the city of Volterra, had been built to the east of the area of ​​the temples of the acropolis and collected rainwater, which flowed there through various pipes. The tank is very large, with a capacity of about one thousand cubic meters, and is well preserved. It dates back to the 1st century BC, is made of concrete and supplied water to the entire area of ​​the acropolis.
An exhibition, that of the Torture Museum, which lays bare the worst side of human nature: a potential executioner hides and hides in every man. An exhibition confirming the fact that, if presented with great rigor and fairness, it helps to foment a conscience in solidarity and to respect the opinion and creed of those who think differently from us, the primordial basis of the democratic systems of the modern era.
The Medici Fortress was built in 1474 - on the remains of older fortifications - exactly two years after the city of Florence had conquered the city after a bitter war to control the mines of alum, an important mineral used in the processing of textiles. Today the fortress houses a penitentiary. 
The fortress was not intended only to protect the city, but above all to keep it under control and prevent rebellions. A part of it - the easternmost sector - already existed before 1474, and constituted the oldest castle, the Cassero.
This structure, which expanded the defenses of the city, was intended to protect the area around the Porta a Selci and was completed in 1292.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Giannis Pit
    May 25, 2022 @ 12:01:17

    Oh i really like it, this place is different, full of art and mystery.
    Good afternoon Fairy Queen.

    Reply

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