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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          House #20670
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Apartment #8022189
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6225502
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Farmhouse #2554049
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Chateau / Country House #1428090
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                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (36 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #32221
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                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #8015409
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                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 6 BR
                        • 5 BA
                        • Sleeps 15
                        Multiple rentals House #750313
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                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (17 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1140269
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                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (62 reviews)
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                            • 5 BR
                            • 5 BA
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #6573733
                            62
                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • 1 HF BA
                              • Sleeps 12
                              Farmhouse #5491
                              21
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                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (5 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • Sleeps 4
                                House #6695063
                                5
                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (14 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #763456vb
                                  14
                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (13 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Farmhouse #1788061
                                    13
                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #6821632
                                      4
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (15 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Multiple rentals Farmhouse #488600
                                        15
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          House #1992424
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (11 reviews)
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                                            • 6 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 11
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                                            11
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Villa #6790477
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Apartment #8019595
                                                3
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1140269
                                                  8
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                                                    • 8 BR
                                                    • 9 BA
                                                    • 1 HF BA
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                                                    Chateau / Country House #428261
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #488600
                                                      12
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Villa #6885634
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1140269
                                                          13
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6484375
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (16 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Multiple rentals Farmhouse #488600
                                                              16
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #3735213
                                                                11
                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  Multiple rentals Farmhouse #488600
                                                                  24
                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (26 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Cottage #2059079
                                                                    26
                                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #6425720
                                                                      14
                                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Apartment #6913771
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 5 BA
                                                                          • 1 HF BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          Villa #8007423
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (14 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Apartment #3754618
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                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Farmhouse #1671747
                                                                              1
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #6972580
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 8 BR
                                                                                  • 7 BA
                                                                                  • 1 HF BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 24
                                                                                  Cottage #6325285
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #419862
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #6858957
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8116254
                                                                                        3
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Apartment #1121781
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                                            Multiple rentals House #750313
                                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (9 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #553486vb
                                                                                              9
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Farmhouse #2559183
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #8092652
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #3504732
                                                                                                    18
                                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #2294900
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Holiday in the Tuscan Hills

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      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: Nov 21, 2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016