The Villa Marmini agriturismo, situated in the picturesque Tuscan countryside, has a unique history. In 1732, the Canonico Pietro Franceschini donated a collection of funerary urns to Volterra. The urns with their sculpted relief are of great artistic value. These urns were part of his private collection, and gave rise to the name, house made of “marbles” nowadays called Marmini. These urns came from the heart of the Portone necropolis, perhaps one of the most extensive burial areas in ancient Volterra. The only two tombs that can now be visited, upon the agriturismo property, bear witness to the period of exploration taking place from about 1730 to the beginning of the 1900s.