Hotel Foresteria Volterra
Travel Blogs from Volterra
Settled earlier than 900 BC, Volterra is a treasure.
It has been continually inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC
It has Etruscan and Roman Ruins aplenty, great views to the valleys below, very good wine and eateries.
It is a beautiful town situated 40kms west of Siena. Because of its location the drive there, especially from the West is truly superb
Next time you are in Tuscany take a day out and spend some time in this place.
... lighting our way plus my mobile phone torch.
When a car came on this bit, we ducked into some shrub! We got to where the GPS said was home, it was actually next door (it had mapped our room at the back). Problem, no clear path between but a big windy road again. We snuck around and found some steps and a back way in arriving home at 11pm after a 80 minute romantic NOT walk through the Tuscan hills countryside.
Memorable birthday for sure.
... with him. hope i,m not too hot and smelly by then after walking all day.
first impressions of florence are that this is a beautiful little city, with quaint cobblestone streets, but still with the mad italian drivers lurking about trying to randomly kill pedestrians. plenty of gelato shops too, what can be wrong with tha I ask?
... about but needs to be experienced by your own senses to be appreciated..
The countryside was delightful and just ‘MAGIC’! I can’t think of any other appropriate adjective to describe it). I have taken many photographs of the Tuscan countryside because for me it is one region I will never tire of. The beautiful lush green landscapes with gorgeous Tuscan homes tucked into the sides of mountains and along heavily wooded country lanes had me ...
... tour started out with a beautiful view of the Tuscan hills. Then our guide led us through the narrow streets of Volterra informing us of both the history of the city/ and where events in Etruscans, then the Roman Empire took over the city. It is hard for them to dig anywhere because they always find artifacts from the Roman Empire and the Etruscans.
The guide then left us at the Alabaster factory. First, the owner gave us ...