Villa Otium

Address: Podere Colombaia, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | B&B
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    Travel Blogs from Volterra

    Queste la journata - What a beautiful day - again!

    A travel blog entry by lynne.jambor on Apr 10, 2015

    5 photos

    ... salad and veggie chopper so am keeping my end up.

    We are past the half way point in our holiday - Im trying not to think of that! People have been kind to keep me on their various mailing lists and I am keeping up to date as much as possible - so to those of you reading this, I say Grazie mille!

    Good health and best wishes for all of you. I miss you. We are having a memorable visit on our farm in Tuscany.

    Hugs, Lynne


    3000 years of struggling

    A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Aug 26, 2014

    1 comment, 32 photos

    ... modern city of Volterra sits within the walls of a much larger Etruscan city. There are remain of a Etuscan Temple and some of the city walls were built by the Etruscans. Pottery chars have been found and some written documents in a language that has not be decoded. Little is known about these mysterious people or their civilization.

    Volterra was annexed by Rome in 351 BC and became the Roman center of government and culture for the region. In the ...

    In Search of High Places

    A travel blog entry by indianajill on Sep 24, 2013

    1 comment, 14 photos

    Yesterday was a quiet day, we went back to San Gimignano and explored every inch of it, finally found a grocery store and stocked up for the week, did laundry and got it hung outside and sat outside on our patio for as long as we could. I am sure I would never tire of this view and we had the loveliest of sunsets which we toasted with limoncello.

    Today we are off to Volterra, a city encircled by walls over 2000 years old, complete with a grand fortress and ...

    Adventures in Medicine

    A travel blog entry by jen.greening on Apr 16, 2013

    1 photo

    ... I bought my ice cream, so potty break successful.

    Miracle of miracles when I exited the bar and looked right I saw what is apparently the Continental European equivalent of a barber pole for drugstores, a neon green first aid cross. Often they are blinking. I was told by our tour guide, really good incidentally, to write the name of the product in English and they would google it and find ...

    The Leaning Tower

    A travel blog entry by amy.harrison on May 05, 2012

    6 photos

    ... and then went to explore Pisa and see the tower! We got some gelato on the way and did some shopping. The tower was much smaller than I thought it would be, but it was neat to see and it was definitely leaning. I thought the cathedral next to the tower was actually a lot prettier but after about an hour, we had basically seem all of what Pisa had to offer. We got some groceries for dinner and then headed back to our hostel and cooked, did some research and went to ...