The Maison

  • Palazzo Ricciarelli Della Sbarba is a historic residence on the first floor of a 17th century building, built by the noble Ricciarelli family. Located on the homonymous street in Volterra towncenter, only 100 meters from Piazza dei Priori and Piazza del Duomo. Over the centuries the palace has been expanded and has undergone many changes. Bought in 1910  by the family Dello Sbarba, still owners. The residence still retains the charm of other times and, along with  many monuments in Volterra, contributes to make the city a pleasant place to live and discover.

    Ideal place for a couple who wish to live a special stay immersed in history and luxury, experiencing real life of a local citizen. Frescoed halls are the perfect venue for unique events.

    The historic building is bounded by the R.D. 1089/39. Dimensions and distribution of environments do not correspond to modern criteria, ceiling heights can exceed 5 mt, but width and height of some doors are lower than current standards and this does not facilitate disabled access. The building has no elevator, no air conditioning and no double glazed windows. Owners did their best to make these environments functional and efficient, intimate and aesthetically pleasing, createing a mix that combines a charming context of other times with modern comfort.

  • At your disposal the 250 square meters apartment, on the noble floor of the building, composed by the large frescoed lounge, the yellow living room with tv, the “piano” dining room, the comfortable and silent double bedroom facing the internal patio of the building, corridor with large cupboard, bathroom with shower, kitchen, entrance. The study room, with a naturalistic collection, reserved for special events. Frescoed rooms, doors and original cotto tiles daatable at the eighteen century.

The Entrance

  • Until 1844 it was a living room, called  “contiguous living room”, later the antechamber to the noble apartment. Simple paintings adorn the ceiling, the walls, now plain painted, previously had decorations simulating a wallpaper. To remark in this room: an empire-style round table with marble shelf, a  marble bust with column by uncertain author , a small copper oven used to sterilize test tubes, an old insect glass trap, a thermometer and a vintage barometer.

  • Noteworthy a round Empire style table with marble top, a bust with a marble column of uncertain author, a small copper oven used to sterilize test tubes, an ancient glass trap for insects, vintage thermometer and barometer.