Hotel Antica Badia

Pisana N.33, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Volterra

A taste of Tuscany

A travel blog entry by kazbriggs


... last holiday in Europe. She is big, massive …oh we should clarify; we are talking about the ship. It would be on a par with the “Ventura” but it does have a water park on very top deck. A water park! Really? With water slides all over the place in all different colours. Just a bit pretentious, we say.

The “Norwegian Epic” was still in dock when we returned from our day tour late this afternoon. We are not due ...

In Search of High Places

A travel blog entry by indianajill


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 ...

A Tortuous Day!

A travel blog entry by rjbitcheno


... safely at our destination - although it is a hilltop town and today is shrouded in a cold wet mist which resembles somewhere in Scotland. But this deception lasts only for a few seconds as we stroll into the heart of this 2,500 year old Etruscan city with its gates and walls made of enormous volcanic blocks, predating the still mostly standing Roman amphitheatre by around 500 years. One of its claims to fame is its working of alabaster which has been ...

Sorry its taken me so long to blog..Pisa!

A travel blog entry by mwalsh


Pisa was a last minute decision. To explain, we boarded a train early this morning to head to the costal city of Cinque Terre. After booking our tickets that morning we realized that we have an hour layover in Pisa, little did we know that this is the city they housed the leaning tower of Pisa. Once we got off the train Dani and I went to go look at a map to see if we could realistically see the tower in the hour we had. When we made it to the map we noticed ...


A travel blog entry by carnold


... can deviate from my itinerary!). Volterra is really not known for anything but being in Tuscany, being a walled-in hill town, having a bunch of Etruscan history, and my favorite, being a Rick Steves favorite (and unfortunately for being in the Twilight movies in some way.) Our start there was a little rocky thanks to my stomach – I haven’t had issues with curvy roads since I was a kid, but man, they got me today! I wandered ...

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