Welcome to Volterra, a beautiful walled hilltown amid the hills of the valleys of central Tuscany.
Volterra is a secluded gem, and a layer-cake of history, dating back 5,000 years. There is plenty to see and do, with museums (including one of the oldest museums in the world), galleries, theatres, shops and many dining options.
It is also a truly lived-in place, as well as being a day-time destination for tourists, so reward yourself with overnight stays in its hotels, or one of the many surrounding agritourismi.
Welcome to this little slice of paradise on Earth!
Eoin & Niamh.
Marina di Pisa and a Drive Along the Coast, and a Riparbella Memory (02/09/2022)
My brother had an early flight home, so we all got up at sparrowfart and drove to Pisa airport. We dropped him off under a golden sky, as the sun had only been peeping above the horizon for 20 or so minutes. As always with goodbyes at Pisa airport, we feel like we’re giving people…
The Pretty Deep Montecatini Val di Cecina (01/09/2022)
About 15 kilometers away from Volterra, across the valley, lies the old mining town of Montecatini Val di Cecina (hereinafter simply referred to as Montecatini – but not to be confused with the town of Montecatini Terme, which is somewhat farther north in Tuscany – also lovely). We had visited it back in December 2018,…
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