Hotel Sole

Via dei Cappuccini 10/a, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Volterra

Etruscans : visit to Volterra

A travel blog entry by rdumler


... times. The city is actually famous because it was an area first inhabited by the early Etruscans and there is a museum, there, with a collection of their artifacts. (Stuff) As well, part of the wall dates includes a gate that was started by the Romans though it had some Etruscan "heads" on the top. As Rick Steves pointed out in his book on the area, that's what a head looks like when it has been left out in the elements for 2000 years. We also viewed a ...

Ancient Tuscany

A travel blog entry by cncadventures


... and we head back inside the walls to wander. We see a tower that has a ground floor door and then the ground floor had no interior access to the safe upper floors. Rope ladders were used to get upstairs and the doors were just wide enough for one person but definitely not an enemy with armor and weapons. We look in the church of St. Michael and window browse an alabaster gallery that is closed but has some interesting pieces. Alabaster was big business in Volterra ...

Inspiration in every corner of Florence

A travel blog entry by bettymoore


... measuring space, time, and basic physics, and for situating our planet against stars and planets. There were all kinds of early telescopes and maps as the world was being explored. It was cool to see the evolution of math and physics as physical phenomena were witnessed, then attempts made to explain what was being observed.

Galileo was a brilliant man whose ideas were sometimes not welcomed in his lifetime, such as supporting Copernicus' idea that the Earth revolved around the ...

White Truffle Time!

A travel blog entry by joeljenaturner


Finally, we got to go and see the long awaited 'Mostra Mercato del Tartufu Bianco' or white truffle festival. This was the second time we visited Volterra, you may remember it as the Prison town because it’s built around a huge castle which is now a state prison.
The festival though was pretty great, you could smell exactly where all the truffle stores were hidden about the town as the beautiful aroma ...

Nigella, eat your heart out

A travel blog entry by judymclean


... br> Let the lesson begin: 100 g semola (NOt semolina!) in a heap on the table, make a well and sprinkle a pinch of salt into the centre of the well, now break an egg into the well of flour and mix with you index finger. Not your whole hand Judy! Oh, well still mixing, just a bit messy...Make into a nice firm dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Now he makes the filling and my stomach is ...

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This hotel, located on Via dei Cappuccini 10/a, Volterra, is near Porta all'Arco, Parco Archeologico, and Balze Cliffs.
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