Their studio alab’Arte is located right across from the Porta Marcoli (shown here), one of the open doors around the walled city of Volterra. Their shop has an unassuming front, but once you enter… ah, the atmosphere of stone carving! White dust is everywhere. I am always surprised to see stone carvers not wearing protection, such as dust masks, but sadly, this is a common site. In the case of Giorgio and Roberto, it might be highly inconvenient since they spend much of their day speaking with visitors and clients.
Shop: Via Don Minzoni, 18 - Volterra
While Giorgio was entertaining Art and Virginia, I asked Roberto for some tips of good places to eat in Volterra. He recommended “La Carrabaccia” It is one of those places in which they have no menu. You take your seat and they tell you the choices of what they decided to cook that day. Wonderful. We ate some seafood for lunch before heading back to the studio our second day in Volterra and enjoyed the experience. La Carrabaccia is located in the Piazza XX Settembre and is tucked in between the Torture Museum (!) and the Church of Sant’Agostino.