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Villa Porta all'Arco

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Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 2, 56048 Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 25 Hotels in Volterra
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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santa barbara
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a great hotel within walking distance to the awesome city of volterra .our hostess (who i think is the owner) is very nice and friendly, but her english is so-so. our room was very nice and breakfast was excellent. i would highly recommend this small quiet inn.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent 2 nights at the Villa Porta all'Arco. We had a very good experience! Our room was nice and the private bathroom was attached. The A/C worked great and the WiFi was free. We had fantastic weather and were able to open the windows in the room and enjoy the cool breeze, which was nice.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Villa in May 2015. The Villa is very close to the sights of Volterra so everything is within walking distance although the road in front of the Villa is rather busy. The hosts are very friendly and have a very nice breakfast in the morning with delicious pastries and melon with prosciotto. However, breakfast... More 

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Colorado
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had a room with a beautiful view and two large windows for enjoying the breezes of Tuscany. Friendly hosts who served a great assortment of pastries, meat and fruit in the morning. My only suggestion would be to start serving a bit earlier, or have coffee available for the earlier risers. Close to the arch and right outside the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We booked this hotel through Expedia and when we arrived we were disappointed to find that they had been overbooked. Although this wasn't the ideal start to our vacation, within the hour they had offered us a cafe and personally escorted us to another nearby hotel with the exact same conditions and price. Maybe next time we will get to... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This small gem of a hotel is located right beneath the Volterra city walls. The hotel is lovely, with comfortable and well-decorated rooms, and the most comfortable bed we had in many vacations. It's set in a nice garden, which would be an added attraction in summer (we were there in winter). The hosts are very nice, and the breakfast... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Volterra is a beautiful medieval town in Tuscany, & is definitely one of my favourite towns in Italy. It is not far from San Gimignano, but evidently lacks the tourism draw of that (also beautiful) town. This B&B is located very close to the city walls, just a couple of hundred metres from an Etruscan gateway into the town. The... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This hotel is conveniently located, just outside the walls of this beautiful Tuscan town. The rooms are spacious, nicely furnished, and clean. It only takes a few minutes to walk into the wonderful old city, though it's uphill. The hosts are lovely people and eager to help you with logistics or just to chat at breakfast. You do need to... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stayed in a three-person room. The room was beautifully decorated, which made me feel comfortable instantly. Also good size, lovely view and very friendly owners. Wi-fi worked without a problem and the room was clean. Downsides were that the third person was on a fold-out-chair-bed instead of an actual bed, so not as comfortable. Also I dearly missed insect-screens... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights,the first night (14th August)was with just my wife and I,the second night with the rest of my family. I must admit I was a bit surprised by the lack of Customer Care when we arrived.The reception desk was supposed to be open at 3:00pm but no one turned up until 10 past.Then the elderly lady(the... More 

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