Ghirlandaio’s Christ in Majesty (1492) shows Christ hovering above an idealized Tuscan landscape. The San Giusto monastery, for which it was intended, was abandoned after a landslip like the one shown in the middle distance and beyond. Volterra Â© SITUATED, LIKE MANY ETRUSCAN CITIES, Oil a high plateau, Volterra offers uninterrupted views over the surrounding hills. In many places the ancient Etruscan walls still stand. Volterra’s famous Museo Guarnacci contains one of the best collections of stucco figure Etruscan artifacts in Italy. Many of the in the Duomo exhibits were gathered from the numerous local tombs. After its museums and medieval buildings, the city is famous for its craftsmen who carve beautiful white statues from locally mined alabaster. Hr Museo Etrusco Guarnacci Via Don Minzoni 15. [j (0588) 863 47.
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