Travale, the town of the italian language

The historical archive in Volterra still conserves the old parchment called “La Guaita di Travale”, a 1158 document which contains one of the first statements of the italian vernacular.
In the old town a plaque celebrates the birth of the Italian Language.
Nearby you may visit a botanical wonder: the Gigantic Dogwood (Cornus Mas). The centenary tree is one of the official monumental trees, a pleasure for your eyes and soul.
In the sorroundings of Travale there are numerous power stations using the wealth of geothermical energy that the subsoil offers. The steam is also used to warm up big greenhouses where plants and organic vegetables are grown.

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