Volterra at blue hour
Volterra, known to the ancient Etruscans as Velathri, to the Romans as Volaterrae, is a town and comune in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The town was a Neolithic settlement and an important Etruscan center (Velathri or Felathri in Etruscan, Velàthre, Βελάθρη in Greek) with an original civilization. The site is believed to have been continuously inhabited as a city since at least the end of the 8th century BC.
It became a municipium in the Roman Age.
The city was a bishop's residence in the 5th century, and its episcopal power was affirmed during the 12th century. With the decline of the episcopate, Volterra became a place of interest of the Florentines, whose forces conquered Volterra.
When the Florentine Republic fell in 1530, Volterra came under the control of the Medici family and later followed the history of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
I've reached the location at golden hour for a sunset shot but unexpectedly it was the following moment which proved the best: as the sun disappeared, the sky coloured himself with astonishing red tones to the delight of myself and the rest of the onlookers.
This shot is a gift to my girlfriend Martina that thanks to her patience and tolerance keep supporting me in my photography's passion
Landscape captured hand-held, merging in panorama three different shots.
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