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Volterra – holiday homes embedded in history

Located in the Pisa region of Italy, Volterra is a walled town that can only be described as beautiful. The town is widely regarded as Tuscany’s finest medieval settlement, housing two castles that date back centuries. Unlike many other similar towns in Italy, however, the town has not been invaded by swarms of tourists, giving it a wonderful uniqueness that has not yet been spoiled by commercialism. Volterra holiday accommodation enjoys a glorious old world setting.

What to do when in Volterra

Volterra is a culture lover’s haven. Historical buildings are what Volterra is famed for. Modern architects still stare in awe at the cathedral located within the town’s walls, for it is a truly magnificent sight to behold. Many of those who come to stay in Volterra holiday homes, however, are there for the Guarnacci Museum – a museum that contains the finest Etruscan artefact collection in the whole world. The whole city retains relics from a bygone era, with baths, aqueducts and an amphitheatre being just some of the everyday sights as the people of Volterra go about their business. Art more recent, but still centuries old, is also found in Volterra. Works from the Sienese and Florentine Schools are housed within the town also, along with other pieces from the Renaissance period.

Once you have finished your sightseeing adventure, there are more than 20 restaurants to feast in of an evening, each featuring local food and wine produce.

Much of the Volterra holiday accommodation sits on the outskirts of town in the beautiful Tuscan countryside which is scattered with ancient ruins from the Romans: Perfect for walking, but there are also options to take a mountain bike or horse up many of the hills in the countryside, allowing you to combine the sights with a real experience of local life in the scattered tiny villages.

Places near Volterra, Italy

Volterra holiday homes also have the advantageous location of being very close to Pisa. Although Pisa is certainly a town designed for tourists – and becomes extremely busy during the peak summer period – you can easily spend a day sightseeing – come to Tuscany and not see the Leaning Tower? Simply not done. You will get a very different experience in Pisa than you do in Volterra; the shops are larger, the festivals more common and restaurants more diverse.

Volterra’s climate

During the summer months of July and August, Volterra becomes swelteringly hot; maximum daily temperatures can reach 36 degrees Celsius, with the average easily reaching 27 degrees. If you are looking for a somewhat cooler climate (although still pleasantly hot), you may wish to book your Volterra accommodation for the spring or autumn time, when daily highs are at around 30 degrees.

Getting to Volterra

The largest international airport to Volterra is Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport. From Rome, holiday makers will need to travel to Pisa Airport, where they will have a 65km drive to Volterra. A rental car will allow you to drive straight from the airport to your Volterra accommodation, and will also allow you to explore the local area for the rest of your holiday. Alternatively, there are taxi services available.

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                                                                                                      Holiday Accommodation in Volterra (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautifully appointed with lovely outlook

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful stay at Claudia's thoughtfully decked out cottage. There is plenty of storage, 2 bathrooms (such a luxury!) - one of which has lighting which makes you feel like a movie star ! - and plenty of living spaces which was just what we need after travelling together for 3 weeks. Everything is new inside and well appointed - down to the lovely Florentine designed sheets! The children's room had decent thick window coverings so they slept in well in the morning.The weather was very warm while we were there so the pool was just what we needed after a morning of sightseeing and the children made friends with other children around the pool. The cottage is in a great location - only 10km from San Gimignano and not much further to Volterra, both towns offering lots of good options for shopping and dining. And Claudia's cottage is definitely the best in the hamlet. It is the most private, has shade when you need it and a wonderful view as we sipped our pre dinner drinks. We would definitely come again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Review for stay from 09 July 2016 to 16 July 2016

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very beautiful villa with great view. Peaceful and quiet, perfect for relaxing
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016