Dennis, George
The cities and cemeteries of Etruria: in two volumes (Band 2) — London, 1848

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ETRUSCAN WALLS OF VOLTERRA, BELOW STA. CHURA.

CHAPTER XL.

VOLTEERA.— VOLA TERBM.

The City.

------tornemo a Vultera,

Sopra un monte, che forte e antieha,

Quanta en Toscana niuna altra terra.—Ficcio degli Uberti.

We came e'en to the city's wall
And the great gate.—Shelley.

From whatever side Volterra may be appi-oached it is a
most commanding object, crowning the summit of a lofty,
steep, and sternly naked height, if not wholly isolated, yet
independent of the neighbouring hills, reducing them by
its towering supereminence to mere satellites ; so lofty as
to be conspicuous from many a league distant, and so
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