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Ranked #3 of 26 Volterra B&B and Inns
Nanaimo, Canada
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“We came back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

After two years we returned to Italy, Volterra and La Primavera B&B. This bed and breakfast made such an impression on us that we couldn't return to Italy and not stay again at Silvia's friendly location. Very clean, great Italian breakfasts, (with fresh baking each morning) warm welcoming atmosphere. This B&B is just outside the town wall (2 or 3 minute walk) and that affords you the quiet of the country with free parking and a lovely garden to sit and have a quiet glass of wine or cup of coffee in the afternoons. The parking area on the property gave us the opportunity to use La Primavera as our base to day trip around western Tuscany visiting places like Siena, Luca, San Gimignano, Castiglioncello, Pisa and even Florence all within a couple of hours of easy driving. To say nothing of the wonderful town of Volterra that should not be missed.
We gladly recommend La Primavera to you.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ballston Lake, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We recently stayed at La Primavera during our travels through Tuscany. You couldn't find a better location. This B and B is just outside the gate, with easy parking. The grounds were beautiful, lots of flowers. We had been traveling a while and were happy to buy some items at a small store just inside the gate and have dinner at a table in the garden of the B and B. The breakfast was fine. Coffee, juice, yogurt, toast ( quite hard) , etc. Sylvia was very helpful, friendly and accommodating. The room was spotless,bed was comfortable. I would definately recommed this as a good place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Raanana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The rooms are beautiful, large, and very clean, Sylvia the owner was very helpful, breakfast was plenty and good. The location (walking distance from the old town) is great, and also the free off-street parking was a bonus. One negative thing - the wifi doesn't work in the rooms, barely works in the lounge, and works fine outside in the courtyard.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We stayed here for one night whilst visiting Volterra. Good location just outside the city walls, with parking. Our room was big, but we found it a bit odd that it did not have any windows (neither did the bathroom). Upon closing the door, the room was probably the darkest we've ever slept in, so make sure you bring your alarm clock! It was still comfortable though as it was not hot in September, but in summer it might be different. The breakfast was a bonus for us, so no complaints there.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed for two nights in September, having chosen this place based on the reviews. It is a great location, just outside the walls of Volterra but with its own parking. We had a lovely big room with plenty of space, there is a garden to sit in if it is warm,and the breakfasts are good too. Silvia is really kind and helpful and gave us great recommendations for restaurants. In fact La Vecchia Lira was so good that we went back on the second night. Volterra is a charming town and this is the perfect base for a visit.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Marianna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

I visited Volterra for 3 days in Sept 2012. I selected La Primavera based on reviews in trip adviser. I was not disapointed. It is a very nice B&B. The hostess, Silvia is great. When i first arrived in Volterra, i had trouble locating the residence. I called Silvia and she was fantastic in assissting me. My room was spotless. Silvia obviously takes great pride in her establishment and it shows.

  • Stayed September 2012
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Lots of positive comments about this B&B, great location just outside the walls of the town of Volterra, free parking, spacious clean rooms and en-suite bathrooms (4 in total), comfortable beds (perhaps two pillows per person would be a great addition) ample room to hang your clothes.

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Breakfast is very disappointing! I don't think one needs to spend much, but I think toast should be cooked to order, not cooked at 7:30am and it is cold and hard by the time you have breakfast at 8:00am and it is probably the same toast that is still sitting there at 9:30am. I mean toast...how can you mess up toast! Croissants are not great either, they are served like the ones you get on an airline i.e. in a sealed plastic bag...again...is there not a bakery close by that could deliver these? The rest is OK is you like yogurt, cornflakes, lemon cake, cheese, and salami.

Electric Fans - It is hot hot hot in Italy in the summer, I wonder whether fans could be added in the rooms, I guess that does use up electricity?? It was OK, but some people might find the no air conditioning unbearable.

I would not stay here again, if we are traveling in the summer again to Italy, Tuscany, I'd prefer to stay somewhere that has a pool. Otherwise the 70 euro fee for a double room for two is a good price and Silvia is a wonderful host, oh and also you get free Wifi in the lounge.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Primavera
Address: Via Porta Diana 15, 56048, Volterra, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
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Ranked #3 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Volterra
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Number of rooms: 4

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