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January 13, 2015
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Curzio Malaparte

From the window of the butcher you see the red towers gleaming in the morning, the roofs of old coral, olive trees that rise from the hills as a slight silvery mist, and the fields, vineyards, golden woods of Montagnola down there, towards Volterra.
“Maledetti Toscani, 1956”

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Paolo Conte

I love my homeland. I like to touch, feel consistency. And certain places Etruscans, Talamona, Volterra, have the colors, the air, the light cuts most magical land.
“La Repubblica, 1998”

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Gabriele d’Annunzio

Volterra! Behind a bald hill marma chalky, on top of the mountain as on the edge of a Dante’s circle, suddenly appeared along the lineament walled and turreted. “Forse che sì, forse che no, 1910”

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Jorge Luis Borges

Volterra is alive and secret, present and distant, made of stones and breaths. I seemed to hear footsteps, voices, and therefore something elusive persists in the city; parlottio a mysterious, arcane forms of spending, a landscape of shadows. “Colloquio, 1985”

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