Vada was once the port of Volterra and existed as far back as 330 BC. It also got a mention in the poems of Cicerone and other Latin poets. It went on to become a refuge for Saracen pirates who ravaged the coast line. Dating back to this period, many terracotta amphorae and vases have been found in the sea bed.
Today, Vada can offer many activities to tourists. In particular it is an important centre for sailing. The local diet is of course dominated by delicious seafood dishes from the area’s rich culinary traditions.