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“Wonderful Small Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Rioddi
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful Small Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a week in the fall of 2012. The location is great - wonderful views, nice grounds, and close to Volterra. The family that runs the hotel does a great job; very welcoming and helpful. The breakfasts were good and the room was comfortable and well-furnished.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first floor open on to a tile deck with great views across the Tuscan landscape.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank PLW55555
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San Diego
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We stayed a couple of days here in mid-October 2012. We loved the place. The owners are great. Luca took the time to ride with us to a restaurant he suggested to make sure we didn't get lost when we went later when it was dark. [BTW: Our meals at the S. Elisa were fantastic.] He also took the time to help us plan the rest of our trip, Marella is a gem. So sweet. So cheerful and friendly! The hotel has beautiful grounds. The breakfast was full of fresh, delicious foods and each morning Marella cooked up an omelet or frittata for the guests. One of the mornings she brought freshly picked apples from their orchard for the guests. The room was comfortable and impeccably clean. There is also is a full bar and many nice areas to have a glass of wine.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Lynda R
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Greensboro, Vermont
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70 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights at this beautiful Villa and wished that we had been able to stay longer. This is the best of the best! Our room was absolutely perfect, the bedroom was very spacious it included both a couch and desk. The bathroom was large with a walk-in shower and wonderful thick towels. Our room had a gorgeous view of the Tuscan Valley and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio enjoying a glass of wine.
The owner Mirella could not have done more to make our stay perfect, we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and she picked Roses from her garden for our room as well as the next morning making a special pastry for the occasion.
The breakfast selection was wonderful and Mirella would cook anything that the guests wanted. Luca, her son was so accomondating, doing everything to help their guest with travel needs, reservations and computer issues.
This Hotel is a must stay and there is no wonder why it has such high ratings, it is number one. We look forward to our return only the next time it will be longer.
Thank you Mirella and Luca!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank snow---1968
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Vaasa, Finland
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

My wife and I stayed 6 nights in this hotel in October 2012. The climate was still good. Fresh air and beautiful views, plus points of staying around 2 km from the town center, we could take a bus from the stop just in front of the hotel to the town center or walk 10-15 minutes short-cut . Lucca, the owner, gave us a very good room A6 with excellent views of Tuscany hills and valleys and there was a terrace in front of the room , we could sit, have a coffee or so , relax or read.Lucca's mother was a fine lady that was hard-working, she served us a very good breakfast everymorning always with a smile.We got everything we needed, we did not need anything more.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank DrFinland
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San Diego, California
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

This place is authentic, charming, simple and an excellent value. Run by a nice family who bends over backwards to provide excellent service. We requested a pack of ice and Lucca was at our door within 2 minutes. My fiancé likes softer beds- so they added soft padding to her side of the bed. I requested them to contact a local artist- and they had him at the hotel later that evening with his art work. The service is excellent and we had a great time. You can't beat the price either. Close enough to town to walk if you are relatively fit.

Grazie Miele Lucca

  • Stayed September 2012
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1 Thank Attorneyjoe
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Slovakia
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

After a thorough accommodation research, we chose this Villa as our headquarters for our Tuscany honeymoon. We stayed 11 nights and everything is as it says on their website. Actually we were so impressed by the high quality services at this family run Villa that every cent spent was worth it!
The hotel is well-located on a hill top with a beautiful view of the valley on one side and of the city of Volterra on the other, while being within a 20-minute walk from the town centre or 5min by car. There’s a spacious garden around the hotel, with an olive orchard and a wonderful pool area, suitable both for a day of sunbathing as well as swimming. Despite the fact that the hotel does not have a restaurant, the buffet breakfast was of very high quality, offering a variety of food, from fresh locally-produced yoghurt, fruit and cereal, to home-made sweets and cakes, to prosciutto and cheese. During the day or in the evening, it’s not a problem to ask for a sandwich or nibbles or to have a pizza delivered to the hotel for you. The room was very nice and spotless. It was cleaned every day to perfection and fresh towels were provided daily. Luca and his mum Mirella are extremely friendly and they don’t know the word ‘NO’! Nothing is impossible for them and some of the 4 star hotels could learn from them. They do everything for the guests and the place is just high standard and you really get the sweet home feeling. In Tuscany we visited, San Gimignano, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, did the famous Chianti round trip and of course went to Volterra on many occasions too. All the above-mentioned places are within 1 hour and 1.5 hour drive inc. the San Vincenzo beach. Luca gives you all the practical tips of whatever is worth visiting, which also saves you lots of time and trouble such as jumping the queues at the Uffizi and the Academy in Florence. We were very happy with our decision to discover Tuscany from our headquarters and not once did we have the feeling that we should have stayed a couple of nights in other cities. Florence and Siena are so overpriced that it is unbelievable. We can recommend this place to everybody who wants the country-side feel but not to be in the middle of nowhere. We will definitely return and join the returning customers’ club as they have many of them.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank alex3173
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Vaals
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

This hotel is located on a beautiful spot just outside Volterra. The staff is very friendly, caring and helpful to get the most out of your stay in this region. The rooms are clean and very well air-conditioned and the hotel offers a very good breakfast and very nice swimming pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Vinny T
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Property: Villa Rioddi
Address: S.P Monte Volterrano, 56048, Volterra, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Pisa > Volterra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Volterra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Rioddi 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a splendid panoramic position, 2 km from the historic centre of Volterra, the hotel offers a stunning view over the city and Val di Cecina. The spacious lounges on the ground floor, the huge garden surrounding the building and the pool, together with a family-style management offers a highly relaxing stay. ... more   less 
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