Volterra, about 40 km from Montopoli, is an Etruscan-Roman village, very rich in historical-artistic testimonies with its Cathedral, the Baptistery and the Palazzo dei Priori. No less important, the remains of the Roman theater and the ruins of the Etruscan Acropolis. The pride of the village is the processing of Alabaster, whose artifacts are among the most important and well-known of Italian and world craftsmanship.
Located 8 km from Montopoli, it is a medieval village famous for the Rocca Federiciana, the passage of the Via Francigena and the white truffle, which is known throughout the world thanks to the annual exhibition that takes place in the historic center at the end of November.
Located 40 km from Montopoli, it is famous for its fascinating medieval architecture. Its 13 towers stand out over the Val d’Elsa, and for this reason it has become part of the Unesco Heritage. Crocevia della Francigena and “stronghold” of a wine loved all over the world: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.
Located 27 km from Montopoli, in addition to being a jewel nestled in the hills of Montalbano, it is the birthplace of the genius of Leonardo Da Vinci. The museum, dedicated to the latter, houses hundreds of works including war machines, prototypes of airplanes, drawings and a tribute to the Vitruvian Man. A few kilometers from the town center you can also find the house where he was born, and the church where he was baptized.
10 km from Montopoli, for lovers of places “out of the ordinary, it is a small village that has become a ghost, from the Middle Ages. Inserted by FAI in the list of one of the places in the heart to be saved, it overlooks the breathtaking panorama of the "badlands" area, immortalized also by the famous photographer Oliviero Toscani.