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Rossi Alabastri Volterra

Piazza della Pescheria, 56048, Volterra, Italy
+39 0588 86133
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Interesting to learn about alibaster

We were interested by the exhibits and the demonstration of how alabaster is lathed to make vases... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
TucsonTeeter
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Tucson, Arizona
Interesting little shop with a nice tour

This appears to be another "standard stop" for the cruise line tours. The owner is a very... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
1234texas
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Dripping Springs, Texas
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Piazza della Pescheria, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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+39 0588 86133
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were interested by the exhibits and the demonstration of how alabaster is lathed to make vases. Felt that the shop prices were a bit high and the group leader was pressured to force everyone to participate in the tour.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

This appears to be another "standard stop" for the cruise line tours. The owner is a very entertain man with a fun story--is it real, who knows? It does not matter! He has a number of nice pieces for sale at very high prices and...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

We never felt more welcomed by a business in Tuscany. Wonderful proprietor. Interesting shop. Our kids loved it. Great stop as part of a tour of Volterra. Very close to the path along the top of the Roman theater.

Thank Todd F
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

I visited this company with my tour group. The owner, Mr. Rossi, showed us the workshop. We observed a little chalice being made before heading up to the store. They have quite a collection of treasures! Worth a visit, fun to look around!

Thank Lori_World_Travler
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Volterra is known for its impressive alabaster in the area. This exhibition shows all the various things that may be made from it. If you are lucky a local craftsman will be working on a piece and you may get an explanation of it all....More

Thank Bearclyff
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The artisan was very gracious and allowed us to watch while he carved out a vase. It was simple lathe work- it would have been nice to watch a sculpture. Lots of little souvenir opportunities.

1  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We didn't plan to visit but saw a group enter so we decided to join. The worker was very informative about alabaster - its history - and how it was processed to make items. We bought a few items from the shop. Well worth the...More

Thank Phil G
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

An amazing step back in time. One is able to watch the craftsmen at work. The fun thing being that the workshop is ankle deep in alabaster dust and chippings! No mask, not eye goggles, no hand protection - just a chisel and a large...More

Thank Sleep_deprived_11
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

Alabaster is quarried close to Volterra and has been carved and used in Volterra since the time of the Etruscans. Demonstrations are given showing how easy it is to carve the soft stone

Thank rodneycs
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

A small business but the owner who invited us in was very proud of his history.I collect eggs from all our visits all over the world so now I have one from Mr Rossi.Some beautiful pieces on display for sale and an interesting display of...More

Thank Rita1948
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