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Address: Volterra, Italy

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A different taste of Italy- a medival village

I am so glad we spent 2 nights here in our travels around Tuscany. It had such a quaint feel of a enclosed village. The stories of how they saved their village from the Germans... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Dwight, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am so glad we spent 2 nights here in our travels around Tuscany. It had such a quaint feel of a enclosed village. The stories of how they saved their village from the Germans during the Great War was so amazing. Everything is within a short walk- which is good since there are no vehicles within the walls I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is Tuscany at best, as if you were thrown back in time, with the illusion of never going back again...

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We enjoyed popping into this town for a few hours one afternoon. It's a cute town to walk around and the roman theatre is really quite sensational. we are glad we spent the time to stop in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This small medieval city on the ridge has so much to offer. Quaint streets, ancient gates, and a single city pass can have do it all in a day! Worth an overnight if staying in a Agriturismo nearby, and definitely worth the wine!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Volterra is located about 45 miles southwest of Florence and about 20 miles west of San Gimignano. The town is encircled by a large wall with a fortress on top of the hill. Most of the towns 11,000 citizens live within the walls of the town. Fans of the Twilight books will recognize Volterra as the mythical home of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

You can feel the historic atmosphere pretty fast at the same moment you see the city but its pretty populated city according to the area it covers.. Especially in the evening you ll see more cars on streets than historic feeling.. İf you already seen san gimignano you can stop by on the way back but otherwise it doesnt worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of those magical old hilltowns that can only be found in Italy. Highlights include the ancient Etruscan gate, the ruins of a Roman teatro, cobbled narrow lanes, alabaster, some classic Tuscan restaurants, and a ton of history.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

For us this town is all about the artists working in alabaster, that chalky, white stone that is softer than marble from which intricate decorative sculpture as well as plates & bowls are shaped. We have bought a pair of lamps with a lovely translucence that diffuses a gentle glow. Creatively, window panes worked into thin transparent sheets are employed... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Volterra is one of those must-see cities in Tuscany. We parked at the bottom of the hill and hiked up -- and it was a hearty walk, with more up and down once you're in the city proper! We loved it, however....and had a wonderful time wandering through the shops, visiting the sites, and eating in a piazza. The shopping... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Love Volterra, always have! It's just a short distance from San Gimignano, so I always include a stay there (at the Albergo Villa Nencini). Spectacular views, great restaurants, and good shopping!

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