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“country elegance” 4 of 5 stars
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Il Portone
Via Porta Diana, 28, 56048 Volterra, Italy   |  
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Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Port Macquarie, Australia
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“country elegance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Our large apartment was filled with character and comfort, except for the fact that the heating was inadequate for the cold weather. Would be great in summer with large windows offering beautiful country views. Fantastic grounds and friendly cats. The charming town of Volterra was a short walk away. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ampleforth, Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Rough Guide is rather disparaging about Volterra. It is wrong. Free of crowds and wrapped in ancient charm, it is the perfect base for reaching out in all directions in search of the "real" Tuscany. How better to start than by staying at Il Portone, named after the hulking Etruscan gate around which one turns to enter the green oasis of this lovely place. The views up to the hilltop are magnificent. The rooms are large, and full of simple character. I guess in high summer, some of them might get rather warm, but the wind blows constantly on Volterra bringing cool at the end of chokingly hot days. The hosts are charming, and the steep walk up to the walls a great way of building up a thirst for that first Prosecco.....I would love to think we'd be back but life is short and we have much to see. Enjoy.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2011

We found this Residence very comfortable and convenient for visiting the beautiful city of Volterra. We resided in one of the smaller apart but space was plenty for a couple. The garden is lovely and they let us use it to cook a wonderful dinner for us and friends who had come to visit.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Porta Diana, 28, 56048 Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 7
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