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
Piazza 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..
Via 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).
Piazza 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 Guarnacci 24/28 I - 56048 Volterra
Set in the historic centre of Volterra, Hotel La Locanda offers classic rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Roman Theatre and Porta Fiorentina Gate are a short walk away. Decorated with Etruscan carvings, this converted nunnery once belonged to historian Ant..
Via Di Fontecorrenti 8 I - 56048 Volterra
It's a 10-minute walk from the centre of Volterra to this 4-star hotel, surrounded by the hilly Tuscan countryside, and offering an on-site restaurant and friendly service. The hotel offers free private parking, and free WiFi in public areas. Rooms ..
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 I - 56048 VOLTERRA
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.
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.