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Volterrateatro is a theater festival in July.
Flag-tossing on Piazza dei Priori - On the first Sunday of September, Volterrans dress up in medieval costume to engage in a bit of flag-tossing.
International Festival of Choral Singing - On the last Saturday of September the town hosts this international festival.
Volterra is, in the words of the writer D. H. Lawrence, "on a towering great bluff that gets all the winds and sees all the world." The city seems to rear higher than any other in Tuscany, rising a precipitous 540m (1,772 ft.) above the valley below. It's a fortresslike town, drawn out thinly along a narrow ridge with a warren of medieval alleys falling steeply off the main piazza.