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Villa Porta all'Arco

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3.0 of 5
Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 2, 56048 Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015
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    4 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
40 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Tokorozawa, Japan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Located about a 10 minute walk below the Volterra town walls, it is located in a 19th century Italian villa. Our room was nice enough for 3 people. The owner is welcoming though I had to rely on my memory of high-school Spanish to communicate with him in Italian (sic) - he does not speak any English. My only complaint... More 

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Florence, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My wife were really looking forward to staying in Volterra and this hotel based on all of the good reviews and with close it was the city center. We arrived around 5pm to drop off our stuff and get ready to head out for dinner. Upon arriving, we were greeted by an older gentleman who was very nice and accommodating.... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We only spent one night here, but thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The property is amazing, all the original touches give it character missing in new builds. The hostess was very friendly on arrival and gave us some information about the city, she told us about the house and how it had been in the family for many years. We enjoyed... More 

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19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We booked this hotel, just outside the city walls as the ones inside were all booked. We were so lucky! This is the friendliest hotel in Volterra and the owners were so helpful. They started breakfast early just for us as we had an early appointment. The hotel has a small parking area and they organised all the guests so... More 

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Victoria, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I stayed here for one night in September 2013. My jaw dropped when I saw they view from our room (41). AMAZING. The hotel itself is super quiet and quaint-- I loved the decor and the period features. I found the bed comfortable (no complaints here about the mattress!). Shower was nice-- lots of hot water. Breakfast was tasty, too,... More 

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