San Giusto

Address: Via Pisana 35, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, 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

... of the stone steps and seats are still there as well part of the stage with Roman columns. In the same area, a Roman Bath was built when the theater was abandoned at the end of the 3rd century AD. Both of these areas were interesting to see.

Volterra followed the new faith of Christianity and at the fall of the Roman Empire, 476 AD, it was already the center of a large diocese. The Cathedral of Volterra is the Basilica Cathedral of Santa ...

In Search of High Places

A travel blog entry by indianajill on Sep 24, 2013

1 comment, 14 photos

... a walled city there are some pretty panoramic views and we find Volterra' s most famous sight, it' s Etruscian Arch built of massive volcanic stones in the fourth century B.C. All walking seems be be uphill here and we are soon off into the side streets to find lunch and do a little more browsing in the shops. Volterra has a history of alabaster artisans and there are many shops displaying lovely pieces created from alabaster, as well as many workshops where you ...

5 Cities in One Day...Child's Play

A travel blog entry by danddmeed on Jul 22, 2013

102 photos

... the train to Monterosso at 1:30 PM.

This city was obviously the beach option of the cities. Before getting into the actual city, we passed a large stretch of beach area. This was full of tourists swimming, sunbathing, taking pictures, etc. We then passed through a tunnel into the old city exploring, and kind of looking for a pizza place. It was a small village (as all of them were), and we decided to wait on buying any pizza until the next city. ...

A Visit to Volterra

A travel blog entry by nicimarshall on Jun 13, 2013

3 photos

... It was filled with Alabaster and there were some neat artisan shops. As we finished our touring there wasn't a whole lot to do, everything seemed to close by about 2 pm. The whole city appeared to have been deserted except for the older Italian men who congregate in seemingly every Italian town to talk in the streets- and people say women are the talkative ones... We grabbed a drink and sat in the main square just taking a ...

Round and round (the merry-go round)

A travel blog entry by pjf000 on Jun 17, 2012

14 photos

... engages me in a cryptic conversation which I translate to be: 'ask my friend who owns the Ristorante at the corner of the square'.
We find an eatery near the corner of the square and ask the man behind the bar if he speaks English. "Perfectly", he replies and after we explain our predicament, he sits us down, pours us a glass of wine, extracts a book from a shelf titled "Accommodation in Carmignano", phones a number under the name of our ...