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 ...

    Pizza in Pisa

    A travel blog entry by helena.greg on Oct 27, 2012

    22 photos

    ... reached the centre of the town the streets were crowded, the shops were open and the atmosphere was buzzing, a true contrast to Royan which becomes ghostly on a Sunday. We quickly found a cheap Italian diner where an Italian Mama cooked us delicious pasta and quenched our thirst with local red wine, all for just 8 euros and people said that Italy was expensive!

    Much to our relief and delight sunshine had arrived for Briar’s birthday in Pisa which began with a coffee in ...

    Italy's cutest gem

    A travel blog entry by lindaandstuart on Feb 06, 2012

    8 photos

    ... a Tiramisu that belongs in heaven with the angles, it was so good.

    We were entertained by a wonderful Italian singer Gino. Gino, the funny one of the duo paid me alot of undue attention once he found out that I was the only female fluent (well sort of fluent) in Italian in the group.... his English wasn't great, so we made a fine pair - I've never had so many Italian love songs sung to me, I was ready to refer to myself ...