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Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

Updated on February 21, 2015

Voltera: Medieval Hill Town Village in Tuscany, Italy

Volterra is a a fascinating medieval hill-town village in the beautiful Tuscany region of northern Italy. A perfect destination for a driving holiday. Volterra could be used as a base as all of the medieval Tuscan hill towns are close together and easily access by car, or you could stay at a different hill town or vineyard each day.


Volterra is close to The Chianti Road and the famous Chianti Wine region. Surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

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View from Volterra

Places to Stay and Eat in Volterra

Places to Stay in Volterra: Albergo Nazionale. Basic room, but with a balcony overlooking an excellent view down the hillside. No mini bar, fridge, or icemaking facilities, unpleasant staff and awful breakfast, but very close to lots of good bars, cafes and restaurants.

Places to Eat in Volterra: Web and Wine Cafe for lunch. Excellent pizza and wine at this internet cafe (although it doesn't feel like an internet cafe)

Volterra has Roman ruins inside the city walls and the usual piazza Duomo etc. Surprisingly large amount of traffic negotiating the narrow streets.

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      VirginiaR 4 years ago

      Volterra is a beautiful town. I have many happy memories of it.

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      fenellashorty 5 years ago

      I love Tuscany and Italy in general

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      jamesdavis693 5 years ago

      Smart fun providing the Hotel giovani rimini,

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      SayGuddaycom 5 years ago

      You've shown us a lot of incredible places, Andy

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      Eugene_William 6 years ago

      Medieval Hill Town Village is really awesome and perfect destination for a driving holiday.

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      Moe Wood 6 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I would love to visit anywhere in Tuscany. Looks so lovely. Oh, and wine. :D

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Nice lens! I've never been to Volterra but will add it my list for my next trip to Italy.

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      kimmanleyort 8 years ago

      I visited Volterra too and you have presented it beautifully. Lensrolled to my Italian lenses.

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      More amazing photos here. What a wonderful life you have.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      I have never been to Italy but I love it if that makes sense. I want to go there some day. Great lens. Love to visit yours I am sure you will get in the 100 club

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Beautiful picture. Italy is awesome!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great. I shared this link with a friend who loves Tuscany

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      enslavedbyfaeries 8 years ago

      This is fascinating! I'm not sure if you're aware that Volterra is home to the Volturi vampires in the Twilight Saga books and movies. The Volturi are like royalty and enforce the rules that keep their identity secret from humans. Unlike other vampires in the Twilight Saga, they drink human blood and have evil red eyes. I've featured and lensrolled this masterpiece on my Volturi Costume lens as well as all of my Twilight travel lenses (Forks, La Push and Quileute Nation)!!