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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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                                                                                                    Perfect Holiday in the Tuscan Hills

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                                                                                                    Our stay at La Lecciationa in the centre of Tuscany was a perfect location for a three week holiday to explore the region both the inland and seaside cities and towns . The space and accommodation was perfect for our needs especially when we had family and friends who joined us during this holiday . We were able to accommodate up to six people in the house and an extra room in another flat was made available when we had seven people altogether ! The quiet surroundings , the view and experience of nature was a perfect setting for any visitor requiring time and space to write , draw , read , meditate , walk , eat and relax . We had the option to do all these and more . We visited beautiful medieval towns that were between 20 minutes to an hour and a half drive each with their own character . Any visitor requires their own vehicle to explore Tuscany from this location. As we had time to learn the roads towards these wonderful towns ,we were totally rewarded with experiencing the wonder of each place , the rich culture and history , the opportunities to engage with locals and enjoy the wonderful cuisine and produce of each town and city . Wolfe , Ella , Tillman ,Paul ( the dog) and the cat family were all delightful and made our stay as homely and pleasant as possible . Wolfe and Ella provided us with information and advise of the region and places to see as well as making time for casual conversation during our stay. The house is well equipped for our need for cooking and space for up to 6 people in the house . Wolfe was also able to supply local organic wines if required . We particularly loved the local information about the cheese makers , markets and restaurants in the area. We loved the cheese maker in close proximity to the house who always gave us a small container of fresh ricotta as a gift for buying their cheeses ! We also loved the experience of staying in a 200 year old farmhouse and seeing the view of the Tuscan landscape and sunsets . Although the weather was still a bit chilly and rainy in early June , we had many more sunny and pleasant days of a temperate climate in Ponsano . The appreciation and the beauty of this location will remain with us for always . Thank you Wolfe , Ella and Tillman.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 21/11/2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016