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Seminario Vescovile di Sant'Andrea

V.le Vittorio Veneto, 2, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Seminario Vescovile di Sant'Andrea

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Where can you stay in Tuscany for 40 euro a night? If you're a budget traveler (who has experience with hostels and simple pensions) this place is for you. It's simple, but has everything you need, including an elevator for your luggage. My husband and I stayed here in October and it was exactly what we paid for; a simple,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

I had read all the reviews but I decided to stay here for ten nights in July 2011. First of all, the price simply cannot be beat in Tuscany. Second, the people here (Angela and Antonio) were fantastically helpful and kind. The location is fine for walking into the city every day and exploring there. The view from the second... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

The first thing you need to know is that to get there, you head toward Porta a Selci by the Fortezza Medicea (that is, on the eastern end of the walled city) from outside the wall, but don't go through the gate. Turn right and go along the wall until road ends in the parking lot for the seminary. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Based on location and price booked a few nights... should have left immediately. Room was dirty, smelled like mildew, floors not clean, and dead bugs on the ledge; and the nightly stray dog fights nearby didn't add much to the experience. If you want cheap then go here, if you want to have a pleasant stay go elsewhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2009

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2009

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2008

We are a family of four (two adults and two teens) and we stayed at Seminario Vescoville in June 2008. The staff at the Seminario were very friendly and helpful, and the facility has a lot of character. However, it needs some attention and restoration. We were traveling in Europe for two months staying in budget lodging each night, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2007

This place is a little gem tucked away close to the centre of Volterra in Tuscany. The people were friendly even with their limited English and out limited Italian. The place is amazing with vaulted ceilings. The rooms are basic enough but the building is wonderful. It was peaceful yet close to the centre of the village. There is free... More 

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