Casa al Bosco

Address: Pod. Casa Al Bosco - La Nera, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | 3 star b&b
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    Travel Blogs from Volterra

    3000 years of struggling

    A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Aug 26, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... expensive alabaster art.

    One of the coats of arms City Hall is that of the Medici family, Lorenzo the Magnificent. In 1472 after a six week resistance, Volterra fell out of hunger to Lorenzo’s troops. He then had palazzo of the Bishop razed. A fortress was built on the site of the Bishop’s palazzo, the highest spot in the city. It was built to defend the city. However, it was built just far enough away from the city to be able to shoot ...

    Classic Etruscan Hill Town

    A travel blog entry by wasagadave on May 30, 2014

    10 photos

    ... seen, though two things stood out. Near the north ramparts overlooking the Roman ruins, we enjoyed an old musician seated leaning against a wall playing excellent classical guitar, The other treat was a shop near our hotel that sold delicious yet inexpensive wine in bulk. A number of large stainless steel vats contained local varieties, some offered for less than $2 per liter! Gotta love this country!

    Day 2 & 3: Acclimating to the Italian Lifestyle

    A travel blog entry by laurenashmc on Jun 02, 2013

    5 photos

    ... it was just wall to wall frescoes, gold plated ceilings, and absolutely beautiful sculptures. It was so overwhelmingly beautiful.

    Something kinda cool happened after that, though. All of us were kind of walking around, taking photos and enjoying the art. I was off in a corner taking a photo when i felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned around to see an extremely old man wearing a dark blue robe, and he motioned for me to follow him. He took me over ...


    A travel blog entry by stephanierachel on Oct 12, 2012

    ... to having it quite regularly at home. I ordered lasagna so Elijah could have some as well. One thing we have found quite strange here in Italy and other parts of Europe is the way people stare at you! A lady in the restaurant sat eating her lunch with her husband and spent the entire time just staring us down. Nath and I both noticed and Nath gave her a pretty intense stare back to see if it would make her feel uncomfortable ...

    Into Tuscany

    A travel blog entry by rhys_raelene on Sep 12, 2012

    3 comments, 33 photos

    ... did get wonderful views of the coast and as you walked further away from the village we had a fantastic view of how beautiful and colourful the villages are perched on the coast. It was a little overcast so the colours were not as bright as they could have been on a clear day, and due to the weather even our pictures do not do the colours justice.

    The walk to Vernazza took us just on 1hr, and by this time we were both very hot as it was so muggy and quite aware of the time ...