A rich collection
of 16.200 files and papers documenting the history of Volterra from the
free Commune( 12th century) to the Unity of Italy (19th century). The archive has been
ordered according to the nature of the acts 1) Magistracy , administrative and political
offices2) Local finances, the abundance office and financial magistrature 3) Salt duties.
grain taxes and duties
4) the Administration of the salt duties 5) excise duties 6) Judiciary magistrature 7)
The archive also has a collection of documents and registers of landed property (estimates
including Montecatini Val di Cecina, La Sassa,Gello, Querceto, Micciano, Montecastelli,
Pomarance and Mazzolla ( 15th-19th century).