Villa Porta all'Arco

Address: Via Mazzini 2, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Via Mazzini 2, Volterra, is near Palazzo dei Priori, Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo), Baptistery, and Pinacoteca e Museo Civico.
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Travel Blogs from Volterra

Day 9 - Vampire Hunting

A travel blog entry by custrdcar on Jul 03, 2014

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... their favorite local snack "The Bones of the Dead."

We stayed at another privately owned villa here, and although not as fancy as the villa in Lucca, we were struck by the fact that so many Italian businesses and hotels are family owned and operated. We've received better service at these hotels than the larger chains, and the prices are considerably cheaper. Upon a return visit I'd definitely stay in the smaller towns and visit Florence via day trips. ...

The Renaissance and the Ufizzi Gallery

A travel blog entry by jott086 on May 21, 2013

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... It is not in the Ufizzi but there is a copy outside. The detail in these statues is like those in The Louvre and the Musee de Orsay. Michelangelo, for one, studied corpses to understand the underlying bones and muscles.

We saw a painting from Leonardo da Vinchi's early age and one much later in his career. There was a huge difference although some of the paintings were finished by his students so it is hard ...

Under the Tuscan Sun

A travel blog entry by abi.latham on May 09, 2013

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... it had mapped our room at the back). Problem, no clear path between this property and our property. Instead there was a big windy road again. We really didn't want to go out country road walking again so snuck around and found some steps and a back way to cut up the hill and accommodations in-between. We arrived home at 11pm after an 80 minute romantic NOT walk through the Tuscan hills countryside.

I was so pleased to finally get home, whilst it ...

Wednesday in Tuscany

A travel blog entry by darnold on Sep 26, 2012

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We started the day with our usual espresso and we ate breakfast here at the villa of prosciutto and melon, cheese and salami, and these wonderful pickles that we found here in Chianti. They are so good we can even eat them for breakfast! We headed to a town called Volterra about 30 miles away. Rick Steves says that this is his favorite hill town of Tuscany. Our fuel tank said something in Italian that I goggled that said we were in desperate need ...

It's not just a tippy tower

A travel blog entry by bearethere on Jun 14, 2012

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First to Florence. The tour guide took us into the city which was a little overcast. Florence seems smaller than Rome in how crowded you feel with all of the buildings around you and so many things to see in a much smaller space. Lots of tour groups were milling about and our local guide made a joke that this day must have been garbage day for the city because every other block had a truck doing pickups. The stores in Florence are so pretty and ...