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Rossi Alabastri Volterra

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Warm Family Atmosphere

The shop is tucked away.....this is not something you will just run into on the Main Street... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Julie W
Boise, Idaho
Some beautiful things to tempt you

We always try to return home with some souvenirs of our stay and, given that Italy is known for its... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Geoff L
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

The shop is tucked away.....this is not something you will just run into on the Main Street. Tucked away in a corner. I was glad our guide knew enough to take us here. Mr. Rossi's greetings were warm and inviting from the beginning. He was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We always try to return home with some souvenirs of our stay and, given that Italy is known for its marble and alabaster, it seemed appropriate to take home a small item or two from this place. We didn't actually get to see the items...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great place to understand the traditional alabaster working industry. Entertaining and educational. Our kids loved it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank TucsonTeeter
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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 1234texas
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 924toddf
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!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lori_World_Travler
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Bearclyff
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Jim H
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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank PhilG294
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