Villa Porta all'Arco

Via Mazzini 2, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy | 3 star hotel
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DAY 16: Volterra & Siena

A travel blog entry by mcham


... stop by the main piazza - Piazza de Campo. This a huge public space - easily 100 meters across - is THE place to see and be seen in Siena. It seems that everyone either comes here to stroll in the evening, or comes to sit and watch other people stroll. This is a fabulous public space, with an impressive public building, Palazzo Pubblico, overlooking it.

We wrap up our first day in the Tuscan countryside with dinner ...

Etruscans, Romans, and Wine in the Park

A travel blog entry by cncadventures


... red Tuscan wine we bought yesterday. Re-Energized, we head up the street to the Etruscan Museum. It contains artifacts from the Etruscans dating back to 1500 B.C. They were quite an advanced culture especially when we compare them to the Anasazi 2500 years later. The main attractions are the many carved funeral urns depicting the faces of the deceased. It was a nice museum but there was only one or two English descriptions and in our opinion, the price was a bit high ...

The Best of Tuscany - day trip

A travel blog entry by ritawritatravel


... oh shopping or hunting, we didn't have much time or energy left to check out La Rocca. Perhaps a different time.

Last stop: Pisa. I've been before and I actually briefly remember this. We got to ride in the choo choo train (yes that's what it's actually called) from the bus park to the tower where we had just over an hour of free time, and believe me, that will run faster than you think. At 15 euro, we opted not to climb the tower (which was closed to ...

City of Flowers - Florence

A travel blog entry by lesleyweston11


... I'd expected! We had dinner in the hotel which was an absolute shambles - worst meal I've ever had.

Our big day in Florence began with the Accademia Galleria, which houses Michaelangelo's statue of David. It used to live in Piazza del Signoria, however it was moved to the Gallery to better conserve. A replica stands in the piazza where the original was formerly displayed.

David, however familiar due to being such a ...

The bus isn't going to be here for how long?!

A travel blog entry by skipper_33

... had NO CLUE where we were, but we realized our bus wasn't going to be there for an hour. We were all cold and confused. Across the street we saw the city square and decided to go check it out. There were vendors set up everywhere, just like in Florence. A jewelry vendor laughed with us when we asked him what city we were in. He told us we were in Calzedonia. None of us had any idea where that was, but we decided to enjoy our short time there none-the-less. We ...

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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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