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Villa Otium

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Podere Colombaia | San Cipriano, 56048 Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 26 Volterra B&B and Inns
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lucas, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here May 2015 and loved everything about this place. Comfortable bed, outstanding breakfasts and wonderful dinner in their restaurant. Virginia is very attentive and kind. Beautiful location with fantastic views in all directions. Highly recommend.

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Jambes, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there in May 2015 for 3 days. We got an upgrade to the "Tower" Appartment because of some technical problem. Nice view, nice food (breakfast, dinner). Lovely Owners ... but only the daughter speaks english :-) Not blocking but strange for a place so close to Volterra A pity that the swimming pool was not yet open. I... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We arrived at Villa Otium after cycling from San Gimignano through Volterra. It's about 4 km outside of Volterra located on a bluff overlooking a beautiful valley and the cliffs on the north side of the city. The room was very nice and comfortable and the owners (Virginia and her parents) were exceptional. We had a very, very, very nice... More 

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We didn't stay here we were in a villa just down the road but we did eat here and the food was excellent. Very traditional food, the anti-pasti for two was fabulous, a meal in itself! The staff are very friendly and the cost of the food is very reasonable, well worth a visit.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Villa Otium is a perfect small hotel in the center of Tuscany which makes it ideal for exploring towns north and south. B&B is modern, fun and proprietors are a young and engaging couple. They improvise great poolside parties, play good music, serve good food generally create welcoming atmosphere. We enjoyed our stay and even went riding horses from the... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Place was wonderful and ideally located. Pool great and very nice breakfast. Our room was good but not breathtaking like the one we had in Lucca. It was good though, a bit dark (unexpected for Tuscany) but very decent. They had a few parties down at the bar (I think they have a bunch of those) and it's really nice... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2011

We recently stayed at Villa Otium for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The location was great to use as a base and of course had amazing views. Despite our lack of Italian, Maurizia & Giulio (& Fabio) were all so lovely and helpful. Fabio took time to give us some advice on where we could visit which was greatly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Villa Otium is a perfect little B&B perched on top of a hill looking out over the rolling Tuscan landscape. The B&B is located about 15 mins outside of the town of Volterra (a must see town if you are travelling in Tuscany). Rooms were small, but comfortable and our hosts were very welcoming - giving us refreshing iced tea... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

I had an amazing stay at Villa Otium with my husband in April 2010. The location is just outside of Volterra and it was very easy to find and go back and forth to Volterra as much as we wanted. The room was very nice – they had a hair dryer for me (a must!) and wifi access as well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

when we arrived at this beautiful setting three of our group was under the weather. It could not have been a better setting to relax and rest. We were early so our rooms were not ready but they welcomed us just the same. Maurizza , I hope I have her name right, made us a special soup and herbal tea... More 

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