Italy is perhaps the richest country in art works and monuments, but what distinguishes it most, along with the man-shaped nature over the centuries, are castles, palaces , villas, rustic buildings that make it unique. Today, many owners decide to opening them to those who are ready to appreciate and enjoy the pleasure of living them, together with knowing the city and the territory. Staying becomes for the guest the chance to breathe the atmosphere of the old mansion and descend into the history of the families who have lived in it and in the tradition of the place.
Stay in Volterra SOGGIORNARE A VOLTERRA
The history of Volterra has left its trail with continuity since the Villanova period, with great artistic and architectural evidences that can be discovered by strolling through the streets of the old town or visiting its monuments and museums, among which we remember the Duomo, the Palace and Piazza dei Priori, the towers and medieval and Renaissance palaces such as the famous Palazzo Viti, the Medieval and Etruscan Walls, the Etruscan Arch Gate, Roman Theater, Etruscan Tombs, the recent excavation of the Roman amphitheater, the Etruscan Museum, the Civic Art Gallery, the Museum of Sacred Art, the Alabaster Ecomuseum , as evidence of a unique artistic craftsmanship in the world.
Main cultural events of the city are: Volterra theater, Volterra Gusto, Volterra jazz, the Medieval Week, theatrical seasons at Teatro Persio Flacco, the summer theater season at the Roman theater, prison theater, White and Red Nights.
Just a few minutes walking from the Mansion you’ll find museums, cinemas, alabaster shops and local crafts, typical local products, groceries, bars, restaurants, wine shops, post offices, pharmacies, etc.
Sports and leisure activities such as tennis, swimming pool, golf, horse riding, and more in a short driving distance.
VOLTERRA AND SURROUNDINGS
- Volterra is in the middle of the Tuscany, close to the coast, between gentle hills, rocks and medieval villages. The seaside, Art Cities as Firenze, Pisa or Siena and other famous destinations such as Chianti are reachable within one hour driving.
- Medieval villages in short distance: S. Gimignano, Colle Val d’Elsa, San Miniato, and many other charming towns such as Certaldo, Gambassi, Castelfiorentino, Casole d’Elsa, Poggibonsi.
Cities in one hour driving distance: Florence, Siena, Pisa and a little further away Lucca, Arezzo, Pistoia.
Seaside places within one hour driving: Cecina, Donoratico, Rosignano, Bolgheri.
The Nature around Volterra
Volterra is a spectacular landscaping reality of Tuscany, set on a hill famous for the crags, is surrounded by a still uncontaminated nature; if you take the time to enjoy the panoramic view (on clearer days Corsica is visible) you immediately understand how fascinating is the morphology of its territory, from vegetation to fauna, a really impressive patrimony. Berignone forest, extending over 2000 hectares, is a clear example of this richness.