Casa al Bosco

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

... city has distinct personality. After we settled in our room at the hotel, we went for a walk for our town orientation. The crowds of tourists seem to evaporate and we found another typical Tuscan restorante.

The next morning we were up and ready to really investigate the city. We had a great view from our fourth floor patio and the tired old Hotel Nazionale was growing on us. We had an adequate breakfast furnished by the hotel then found the ...

Etruscans : visit to Volterra

A travel blog entry by rdumler on Sep 30, 2013

5 photos

... are a matter of routine in this part of the world. Volterra proved to be a lovely and well kept town. There wasn't the crush of tourists as we've experienced in other areas of Italy. Brent and Diane bought a few items including an alabaster figurine. The area is famous for it's alabaster sculpting. John and I did some shopping in a leather shop - he replaced his wallet and I bought a lovely purse for Michelle.. The good news is that if she doesn't ...

Ancient Tuscany

A travel blog entry by cncadventures on Sep 22, 2012

25 photos

... a thousand years. We walk around some more and find a restaurant from our list that looks good so we make reservations for tonight. We exit the port here and walk along the outside of the wall towards our hotel. We are below an old Medici Fortress built in 1472 when Florence conquered Volterra. We get checked in and relax for a while. Around 6, we head out to check out more things before dinner.the port we have been going through is an Etruscan arch built out of tufa ...

Shopping & Uffizi

A travel blog entry by tuscany2012 on Sep 07, 2012

6 comments, 55 photos

... the artistic points of the painting. Finally we studied Michaelangelo's "The Holy Family".

After 2.5 solid hours standing on our already sore feet we were ready for a Chinese foot massage but, couldn't find one. We trodded home to a delicious dinner prepared by Dianne - Melon and Tomato salad with Chicken Spinach Goat cheese pasta (absolutely delicious and Laurie is definitely getting the recipie).

As a ...

Culture of the day

A travel blog entry by pandar on Oct 14, 2011

10 photos

Today we got up, casually had our breakfast, brilliant again, and headed off to the train to get to the centre of Florence. The hotel lady said it would take 15mins from the station to Ponte Vecchio, so with 20mins to spare at the station, we thought it'd be plenty of time, get there with minutes to spare. About 7 - 10min's late and the tour group are still on the bridge discussing the flavours of gelato they will have on the tour! We join ...