San Giusto

Address: Via Pisana 35, Volterra, Tuscany, Italy | Hotel
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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

... center and rented a self-guided walking audio tour of the city. It told us a lot about the history of Volterra and the region, as well as some interesting tidbits about the city.

Volterra has a richly layered history with evidence of its 3,000 years of civilization. It is high up on steep ridges (1,780 feet) and has a commanding view of the plains below. The first inhabitants were Etruscans who built a city called Velathri in 7th century ...

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 ...

Hey, does that tower look like its leaning?

A travel blog entry by shultz on Jan 25, 2012

22 photos

Our last stop in Italy, Pisa. Famous for its leaning tower and the thousands of tourists who pose for pictures that make it look like they are either holding up or pushing over the leaning tower. Seriously, it's like an epidemic of people that look like they are doing Tai Chi on the lawn in front of the tower. When we arrived in Pisa and checked in to our hostel, we asked if they had a map of the town and the guy at the hostel immediately circled the location of ...

A surprise gem

A travel blog entry by jkoumas on Jun 29, 2011

1 photo

... lunch here before exploring the rest of the town. Deborah found an alabaster shop with an array of carved alabaster objects. She bought a beautiful triangular box for herself and Noah chose a carved soccer player. These were carved locally by the husband of the shopkeeper using both local stone and albaster imported from Spain and ...

Pisa & its leaning tower

A travel blog entry by astephen on Jun 06, 2011

2 photos

... the tower was actually part of yet another stunning Duomo, which made the tower all the more impressive.

Though it was raining when we left Florence, the clouds cleared and the sun was shining when we arrived, giving our photographs more impact and allowing us to see the city in all its beauty.

Yes, that's right - beauty. People generally don’t have much ...