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  • Welcome to Volterra!

    July 7, 2019 by

    Hi there. I am an Irish guy, who will soon be embarking on a lengthy trip to Italy with his better half. We have an apartment in Volterra, Tuscany and are taking a short break from work, to see what it might be like to live over in another country for an extended period. This… Read more

  • Etruscan Tombs and Another Day in Volterra (08/08/2021)

    September 22, 2021 by

    This morning’s walk took me through the Porta alla Fiorentina, past the new archaeological dig for the recently discovered Roman amphiteatre, past the cemetary and out of the town limts to visit a couple of Etruscan tombs. Here’s a video of my trip: The walk back is the trickiest part, as it is all uphill… Read more

  • Of Markets and Fine Food (07/08/2021)

    September 15, 2021 by

    Well, I got up and left the trash out (organico, aka compostable bio waste on Saturdays). Bio waste always has to be taken out, as things get stinky in 35+ degree heat! I was on my own for the walk, so I decide to go anti-clockwise around the outside of the walls. On the way,… Read more

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