The ancient art of alabaster carving is an intrinsic artistic craft which only belongs to the historical hilltop town of Volterra.

Volterra abounds in workshops and shops that have been displaying alabaster artifacts for decades.

Exploring the alabaster workshops is an extremely interesting experience not only for visitors but also for the local inhabitants who often go in to browse and chat with the artisans. The master craftsmen will enthusiastically tell you about the history, the working techniques and even add some anecdotes
concerning the alabaster craft.

You can explore the alabaster workshops anytime of the year- all you need to know is where to go!

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Explore the
most interesting
alabaster workshops

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The radiance of white,
the stone of light.

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High quality
artifacts
made in Italy!

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The traditions of
the craft in the
past and in the present

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Explore, browse and touch!
Take our fond memories
away with you.

Would you like to know the names of the artisans and the GPS location of these workshops?

These and many others…

The Filettro farmhouse can offer you an itinerary of the most interesting alabaster workshops to visit in Volterra and save you the effort of having to look them up!

Would you like to have an experience carving the alabaster stone?

On request and by appointment only, the Filettro farmhouse can offer you a unique experience and arrange an alabaster workshop for you either individually or for a small group with one of our highly skilled
mastercraftsmen.

If you come to stay on the farm in Spring or Autumn we can offer a variety of compelling pursuits exclusively for you.

Alabaster is known as the Stone of Light endowed with plasticity, an experience to try out at any age.

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