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Rain causes more subsidence in Volterra

Two holes open up after walls crumbled

10 February, 13:12
Rain causes more subsidence in Volterra (ANSA) - Volterra, February 10 - Incessant rain caused two cases of subsidence in the ancient city of Volterra in central Tuscany Monday. Rainstorms had already brought down a part of the famed city's 3rd-century BC Etruscan walls 10 days ago.

On Monday a hole opened up just outside the walls, and another in the historic centre.

The city, which boasts Roman, medieval and Medici treasures as well as signs of its Etruscan roots, has inspired writers including Stendhal, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Linda Proud and Jhumpa Lahiri.

In Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, Volterra is home to the Volturi, a coven of rich, powerful regal, ancient vampires. The movie, however, was shot in nearby Montepulciano.