Things to see and do - Volterra
Unmissable tourist sites
Volterra Travel guide
Volterra : Michelin's recommendations
Surrounded by Etruscan and medieval city walls, the ancient town of Volterra sits on a rocky spur in the heart of an unusual landscape of spectacular chaotic landslides known as Le Balze. The town’s golden age was during the Etruscan period when it became one of the twelve Etruscan Lucumonies. Although its layout is medieval, this town famous for alabaster work retains many traces of this mysterious past.
Tourist attractions Volterra : Things to see and do
P.za dei Priori I - 56048 Volterra
At the heart of the town, sober and austere palaces surround this square; inset with twin bays, the Palazzo Pretorio stands alongside a massive crenellated tower, which earned its nickname of Torre del Porcellino (piglet tower) on account of the wild..
v. dei Sarti 1 I - 56048 Volterra
Here there are interesting works of sacred art by Tuscan maestros such as Tattoo di Barolo, Luca Signor Elli, Dominica Ghirlandaio and Benvenuto di Giovanni. The highlight? Definitely the dramatic Descent from the Cross de Croix by Rosso (1495-1540).
P.za San-Giovanni I - 56048 Volterra
In the Pisan Romanesque style, the cathedral has three naves with monolithic columns and a coffered ceiling depicting heaven and the Saints of Volterra. The Chapel of the Addolorata has a fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli, the Journey of the Magi, which serv..
Via Dei Marchesi 11 I - 56048 Volterra
Located in the city centre, just 50 metres from the wonderful Piazza dei Priori, the historic Nazionale offers the ideal base for you to explore beautiful Volterra. Buses to Florence, Pisa, Siena and the seaside stop in front of the hotel. Establish..
Via San Lino, 26 I - 56048 Volterra
Hotel San Lino is set within the medieval walls of Volterra, a 5-minute walk from Piazza dei Priori. It offers a garden with outdoor swimming pool and panoramic sun terrace. Wi-Fi is free. All rooms come with an en suite bathroom, satellite TV, and ..
Via Matteotti 32 I - 56048 Volterra
Located in Volterra's historic centre, Albergo Etruria is just 100 metres from the Piazza dei Priori and Roman theatre. Rooms have free Wi-Fi and the gardens have views over the town. This Etruria is run by the owners who can suggest excursions, mus..
via di Fontecorrenti, 2 I - 56048 Volterra
via di Castello 2 angolo via Dei Marchesi I - 56048 Volterra
Wine store for wine tasting (about 400 types) under ancient stone vault, room with refined atmosphere and cellar in a cave with a table for two fortunate guests.
via Giusto Turazza 13 I - 56048 Volterra
A pleasant and typical family-run restaurant serving regional cuisine. It is set in a medieval palazzo next to the beautiful Piazza del Duomo.