Oasis Alabaster shop: "Alabaster" Top 5 Page for this destination Volterra Shopping Tip by sue_stone
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Volterra is the home of alabaster, a chalky white stone which is mined nearby. The town is famous as having the finest alabaster in the world, and it is still hand carved here, as it has been for many years.
So, how could we leave Volterra without buying some alabaster? We couldn't, so we stopped by a large shop called Oasis to check it out.
Oasis is located on one of the main shopping streets in Volterra. It is filled with amazingly carved objects, all made from alabaster, many of which seemed to be related to food. There were carved biscuits, fried eggs, cakes and some excellent looking ice creams.
What to buy: The thing that really caught Alex's eye though was the raw eggs! They have the top of the shell removed and really look like the real deal. Now I've just got to make sure we don't try to boil it by mistake ; )
What to pay: Not as much as you would expect
Address: Via Gramsci 20, Volterra
Phone: 0588 84082
Theme: Local Craft
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