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Volterra, Etruscans and alabaster

Volterra-StemmaThe city of Volterra, almost completely enclosed within the walls, has kept its medieval character and one can still enjoy the atmosphere of the past. Currently the economy of the area is mainly based on tourism, on artistic alabaster, known throughout the world, and on the extraction of rock salt. The alabaster artisan is one of the oldest professions which has a noble tradition, a high level craft exported world wide by many laboratories. Volterra is surrounded by the typical Tuscan countryside, but not only. One can find incredible scenaries in the geothermal area of Larderello, with unusual geysers, the forested and mountainous beauty of the river Cecina spring, ending at the Saline di Volterra. Few places in the world are able to offer a clear image of the past and the succession of civilizations like Volterra. Three thousand years of history have left their mark with continuity from the Etruscan period until the 19th century. There are artistic and monumental remains of great importance, which can be seen even just strolling in the old town. Together with these monuments unspoilt nature with an artistic handicraft unique in the world, the world of alabaster. To be mentioned the Etruscan Museum, the tower-houses, the medieval gates, the Cathedral and the Balze. Also interesting is visiting the various alabaster workshops.

AREA; Val di Cecina
TYPE; city of art
COORDINATES;43°24′00″N 10°52′00″E
ALTITUDE;531 meters o.s.l.
PRODUCTS; alabaster, truffle, honey, cheese, wine
SPORTS; trekking, cycling
BORDERS; Casole d’Elsa (SI), Colle Val d’Elsa (SI), Gambassi Terme (FI), Lajatico (PI), Montaione (FI), Montecatini Val di Cecina (PI), Peccioli (PI), Pomarance (PI), San Gimignano (PI)
HOW TO GET; by car from Pisa take FI PI LI motorway exit Pontedera Ponsacco, after continue on the SS 439 towards Volterra / from Florence take the highway to Siena exit Colle Val D’Elsa Poggibonsi, then follow the SS 68 to Volterra / by CPT coach from Pisa destination Pontedera Volterra

volterra mapTourist Informationpisa mappa

Municipality of Volterra
Piazza dei Priori, 1 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone: +39 0588 86050
www.comune.volterra.pi.it

Tourism Office
Piazza dei Priori, 19
Phone: +39 0588 87257
ufficioturistico@volterratur.it
www.volterratur.it

WHAT TO SEE

Volterra fortress

volterra fortezzaDefensive tower view

Fortezza Medicea (Medici fortress)

fortezza medicea1Area: Val di Cecina
Type: fortification (16th century) – prison

The fortress is made up by two separate buildings, the Rocca Antica (Old Fortress) and Rocca Nuova (New Fortress), later joined together by the so-called “wall-walk.” Inside is a vast square. Rocca Antica, near Porta a Selci, includes a tower of semi-elliptical shape, also commonly known “The Female”. The New Fortress was commissioned by Lorenzo Medici (the “Magnificent”) exactly on the site of the former Bishop’s Palace, destroyed by the Florentine militia in 1472. In the center is located Torre del Mastio, which is the most monumental part. In the intentions of the Medici, the Fortress had to be the military bulwark of the city, but soon lost this function and became a prison for the opponents of both the grandukes or Augsburg Lorene family. Even today has kept the same function, being a jailhouse.

Churches

volterra duomoCathedral of  Volterra

Cattedrale of Sant'Assunta (Duomo)

duomo di volterraArea: Val di Cecina
Type: cathedral (12th century)

Dedicated to Sant’Assunta, the cathedral was rebuilt in Romanesque style around 1120 on the site where there was an older church dedicated to Santa Maria. In the 13th century it was enlarged and embellished by Nicola Pisano. Inside there are several chapels with important paintings such as the panel depicting the Nativity of Mary, by Francesco Curradi (1618). The Chapel Serguidi, attributed to Giorgio Vasari and completed in 1595, was decorated with stucco work by Leonardo Ricciarelli and paintings by Giovanni Balducci. In the Chapel of St. Hugh, inside the marble urn made in 1644 by countryman and artist Ludovico Incontri, the remains of Hugh Saladini, bishop of Volterra. In the Oratory of the Virgin Mary, the tabernacles in the wall contain two groups of statues in colored terracotta in the round and in size almost to the natural, attributed to Giovanni della Robbia. To the left of the crib with, in the background, a fresco by Benozzo Gozzoli representing the Procession of the Magi. The bell tower, located on the left side of the facade, is an elegant 15th century building.

Battistero di San Giovanni (Saint John Baptistery)

Area: Val di Cecina
Type: baptistery (13th century)

The building octagonal and crowned by a dome, dates back to the 13th century. Strips of green and white marble only adorn the facade, in which the portal is attributed to Nicola Pisano. The purse of the sculptures are by Mino da Fiesole and Alessandro Balsimelli from Settignano, while the board on the altar, Ascension into Heaven, was painted by Nicolò Cercignani in 1591. The old baptismal font was placed in the niche to the right. The five faces, carved in white marble in 1502 by Andrea Contucci, nicknamed Il Sansovino, are: Baptism of Christ, Faith, Justice, Charity, Hope. The current baptismal font is a work of John Vacca (1760).

Chiesa di San Francesco (Saint Francis Church)

chiesa san francescoArea: Val di Cecina
Type: church (16th century)

The building, of medieval origin, has undergone profound changes during the following centuries. Among the paintings placed above the altars are of particular interest Conception by B. Naldini (1585), Nativity by Balducci, Crucifix by Cosimo Daddi (1602). In an adjoining room a group of four figures, almost life-size, in color glazed earthenware are by Volterra citizen Zechariah Zacchi .

Chiesa di San Giusto (Saint Giusto Church)

chiesa san giustoArea: Val di Cecina
Type: church (17th century)

A big building that stands on the top of a grassy slope lined by two rows of cypresses. It was built in 1627 to replace a pre-existing church, which collapsed for a landslide. Inside the single nave, a sober architecture, important works are preserved: a painting by Cosimo Daddi, depicting Visitation of St. Elizabeth, a Giandomenico Ferretti canvas dating 1743, which depicts St. Francis Xavier preaching to the Indies, and a small table, originally the central part of a polyptych by Neri di Bicci (15th century). In the oratory there is remarkable fresco by Baldassare Franceschini depicting Elia Sleeping. Overlooking the entrance of the oratory an interesting sundial (“gnomon”), designed by Giovanni Inghirami in 1801: the ray of light passes through a hole in the dome gnomic crossing the transept and falls on a meridian line, white marble, this one on the floor, indicates that throughout the course of the year, 12 hours.

Monuments and places to visit in Volterra

palazzo podesta volterraPalazzo Pretorio

Palazzo dei Priori

palazzo prioriArea: Val di Cecina
Type: historical building (13th century)
Address: Piazza dei Priori

The palace, built in 1239, has the shape of a parallelepiped. On the facade, above all, in the coat of arms of the captains who administered the city on behalf of Florence. Inside one can admire Crucifixion and Saints, a fresco by Pier Francesco Fiorentino, and Virgin and Child, attributed to Raffaellino del Garbo. Inside the palace were shooted several scenes of the film “New Moon”, the second chapter of the saga “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer.

The Gates

porta etruscaArea: Val di Cecina
Type:  historical gates

The walls of Volterra have various access doors of different origin. Those of particular interest are the following:

 

Porta etrusca

It undoubtedly survived over time because a portion of the Etruscan wall was incorporated into that one of the Middle Ages. The gate has undergone some minor changes, both in Roman medieval times.

 

porta selciPorta a Selci

Characterized by a simple arch, it was built in the 16th century to replace an older one, also called “del Sole”. From Porta a Selci, close to the Rocca Antica, branched off all roads towards Siena territory.

Porta Marcoli

It was perhaps built in the 14th century, and put in direct communication with the Olivetan monastery of St. Andrew. This gate and was mostly used by the farmers of the surrounding countryside.

Porta Fiorentina

Originally named S. Agnolo, because of the nearby church dedicated to the Archangel, has the same architectural structure of the other gates. In the arch, from where begins the road to Florence, are however visible alterations made in the 16th century. It was an obvious choice because, during the siege of 1530, the above tower (where ammunitions were stored) was hit and exploded.

porta docciolaPorta di Docciola and Fonte di Docciola

Built in the 13th century, it linked the city with the surrounding valley. The source, which is right in front of the door, dates back to 1254. It consists of two massive arches, within which there is a large rectangular tank, used as a public lavatory. Water also needed for some neighbors wool workshops and for some mills, located farther.

Porta San Francesco

Also known as St. Stephen or Pisana, because the road runs alongside Era river up to Pisa. It is the only gate that retains traces of frescoes on the ceiling, originally present in all the gates of the city.

Porta San Felice

It consists of one simple arch bar that relies on two disjoint trunks of castle walls, and has an abnormal appearance than the other city gates.

Porta Diana

What remains of Etruscan origin of this gate is outside the medieval walls, in the direction of Val d’Era. It is confirmed that beginning from this gate there was a road connecting the town to the main Etruscan necropolis.

The Tower-Houses (case-torri)

casa torre toscanaArea: Val di Cecina
Type: tower-houses (13th century)

It is a fortified building, which is a fortress with both military and housing functions, which appeared in Italy in the 10th century. Built entirely of stone, it had generally a rectangular section, sometimes with a central tower. Normally the outer walls were thick, the windows small, while the gateway could even be located on the first floor.

Casa-Torre Buonparenti
Located in one of the most distinctive parts of the city, the tower-house is at an intersection of Borgo Santa Maria, urban expansion starting point in communal age. It is joined by a brick arch with Angelario fortress.

case torreCasa-Torre Toscana
It is a group of towers built in 1250 by John Toscano, treasurer of King Renzo of sardinia, becoming a real big luxury mansion later on.

Casa-Torre Baldinotti
On the ground floor there are series of arches surmounted by stone cones where, for the presence of shops in the place, the hinges of the doors opening on the road were fixed.

Persio Flacco Theater

peatro persio flaccoArea: Val di Cecina
Type: theater
Address: Via dei Sarti, 4
Phone:+39 058884047
Email: info@palazzoviti.it

The theater is located inside Palazzo Incontri-Viti, better known as Palazzo Viti, dating from the 16th century. The facade is said to have been designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati. Persio Flacco is a fine example of Italian theater. In 1965 the film director Luchino Visconti used the rooms of the palace for some scenes of the movie”Vaghe Stelle dell’Orsa”, awarded with the prestigious Golden Lion.

Natural Reserves

balze volterra1Balze view

Balze of Volterra

balze di volterraArea: Val di Cecina
Type: geological formations

Located between the valley of Cecina (Cecina Valley) and Era (Valdera) rivers, they are the most distinctive feature of the hill of Volterra. The connotations of the crags (gullies) are determined by the geomorphological characteristics of the area, made up of clay soils, loose and unstable. As a result the whole area has always been prone to landslides, which sometimes also damaged buildings and churches. The widespread forms of erosion, caused by weathering and made worse by the absence of vegetation, create landforms and spectacular stage effects.

ART AND MUSEUMS

Volterra museums

museo Guanassi VolterraEtruscan urn

Museo Etrusco Guarnacci (Etruscan museum)

museo guarnacci etruscoArea: Val di Cecina
Type: Etruscan museum
Address: Palazzo Desideri-Tangassi – Via Don Minzoni, 15
Phone: +39 0588 86347
Hours: all days 9.00-19.00 (summer) e 10.00.16.30 (winter)

It contains one of the most important collections of Etruscan art in Italy and one of the most important collection in the world of urns (over 600). A total of 38 rooms are connected through a trail that allows you to retrace the most important stages of the history of Velathri (the Etruscan name of the city). In the first rooms there are relics from the Neolithic (3000-2000 BC), the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, mainly offensive and defensive weapons from the necropolis of Pomarance, Guardistallo and Montebrandoni, indisputable evidence of the fact that the territory was intensely inhabited in prehistoric times.

In the middle of another hall has been rebuilt the so-called Badia Tomb, whose funeral equipment is exposed in a glass case adjacent to the crested helmet of the warrior from Poggio alle Croci. In the next room there is the greek-oriental style Stele of Avile Tite, dating to the fourth century B.C.: it reproduces a warrior with long hair, armed with a spear and a sword with a bird’s head handle. Of undoubted attractiveness are the rooms with urns depicting the journey of the deceased to the afterlife and mosaics inspired by Greek mythology. Lastly one of the masterpieces of Etruscan art: the terracotta cover machined on cue, portraying a married couple, and known as the Urn of the Spouses, bating back to 80-90 BC.

Alabaster museum

ecomuseo alabastroArea: Val di Cecina
Address: Palazzo Minucci-Solaini – Via dei Sarti, 1
Hours: all days 10.00 19.00 (summer) e 10.00-16.30 (winter)

The museum is located inside the medieval Palazzo Minucci. The exhibition, featuring a charming display, presents the story of alabaster from Etruscan times to the present day, through the presentation of all aspects: the techniques of ore mining and processing, the different types of materials, the stylistic characteristics, handicrafts and their sale. There is also the reconstruction of an old artisan workshop, including the tools used.

Civic Museum

pincotecaArea: Val di Cecina
Type: art museum
Address: Palazzo Minucci-Solaini – Via dei Sarti, 1
Phone: +39 0588 87580
Tours: all days 9.00-19.00 (summer) e 10.00.16.30 (winter)

In the museum there are many valuable works such as the Deposition by Rosso Fiorentino, Annunciation and Virgin Enthroned with Saints by Luca Signorelli (both 1491), Christ in Glory with four saints and a donor of Domenico Ghirlandaio.

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

Area: Val di Cecina
Type: sacred art museum
Address: Palazzo Vescovile – Via Roma, 13
Phone: +39 0588 86290
E-mail: museoartesacravolterra@nemail.it

The collection is divided into two main areas: liturgical objects and works of art from both the Cathedral and other churches of the diocese. Complete columns capitals are exposed, holy water fonts, alabaster arms, relics, books. Remarkable is the Roman sarcophagus of the second century A.D., adapted in 1037 as the burial of Bishop Godfrey. Finally paintings of Benozzo Gozzoli and sculptures by Giambologna.

Archaeological sites

teatro romano di volterraRoman theater

Archaeological Park Enrico Fiumi and Roman theater

teatro romanoArea: Val di Cecina
Type: Roman archaeological site (1th century B.C.)

An excavation, which took place in the 50s of last century, allowed the discovery and restoration of all structures which survived the centuries. The theater was built toward the end of 1th century BC, partially removing a portion of the hill slope, in analogy to the Greek theaters. It remained in operation until the late 3rd century and was abandoned later on. The ruins of the buildings are within the archaeological area, all open to visitors. In summer the old structure is used for performances of various kinds. In the nearby area there are the Etruscan ruins of the Acropolis, the necropolis and the remains of the Baths of S. Felice, all to be visited in a guided tour.

Artistic crafts

alabastroAlabaster crafts

Alabaster

artigianato alabastro The origin of the name “alabaster” is undoubtedly Egyptian and perhaps derives from the city of Alabastron, formerly renowned for jars and small bottles used to contain perfumes. It is a candid stone that, because of its particular softness, lends itself to be processed more easily than the marble. It is therefore very suitable to be carved in detail  for small and rich ornamental crafts and to portray the smallest details of the human face, according to the canons of classical art. The Etruscans used it to build coffins and urns, adding rich decorations depicting the image of the deceased, along with scenes of everyday life, imaginary journeys to the underworld and episodes of the famous Greek mythology. They also painted the surface with mineral substances and, sometimes, covered it with thin gold foils.

alabastro1Only in the early 18th century there was a true growth both in quantity and quality. It is indeed when expert skill artisans began to create excellent alabaster crafts that were to be known and appreciated in the whole world. Today there are few workshops left in the old town, but the tradition is jealously kept. Not by chance Art Association in Bottega was formed, which aims to safeguard, promote and raise awareness of all forms of manual work, art and art crafts.

Artistic goldsmith

The goldsmith and silver work has ancient roots and evolved particularly in valuable skills that continue today with a high level of craftsmanship.

WHAT TO DO

Events

volterra anno domini 1398A.D.1398

Anno Domini 1398

anno domini 1398Type: folklore
Website: www.volterra1398.it
When: fourth Sunday of August

It is a great celebration that evokes the glorious past of the town in medieval times and which is divided into various events, whose main theme changes every year. The moments of greatest attraction are the ones that coincide with Sunday, when the old town and the archaeological park are full of colorful performances, music, markets, taverns, craftsmen.

Volterrateatro

volterrateatroType: composite artistic show
When: July

The theatrical activity takes place inside the jailhouse, at the initiative of Compagnia della Fortezza, entirely made up of prisoners. The festival, originally a theater festival, has become a multidisciplinary event that includes music, dance, poetry, art and other cultural events.

VolterraJazz

volterra jazzType: music
When: August

Astiludio

astiludioType: folklore competition
When: first Sunday of September

It is a series of races between four teams of flag-wavers.

ITINERARIES

Itineraries near Volterra

percorsi a volterraTuscan countryside

The hiking trails are placed in an area where the landscape consists mainly of vast forests.

Norther valleys (Le valli settentrionali)

TYpehistoric natural trail (trekking, mountain bike)
AREA Val di Cecina
DEPARTUREVolterra
ARRIVAL Borgo Santo Stefano
LENGHT 15 kms
TIME half a day
ATTRACTIONS San Girolano, San Finocchi, mulini, Mamini, Etruscan tombs, Fonte della Frana, Borgo Santo Stefano
INFORMATIONS

It is a very suggestive itinerary that allows you to discover a very little known aspect of the Volterra landscape of chestnut trees and mills.

Upper Valdera valley (Alta Valdera)

TYPEhistoric natural trail (trekking, mountain bike)
AREA Val di Cecina
DEPARTUREVolterra
ARRIVAL Volterra
LENGHT 25 kms
TIME one full day
ATTRACTIONS Roncolla, Monte Voltraio, Pignano, Sensano, Ulignano
INFORMATIONS

The hiking trails are placed in an area where the landscape consists mainly of vast forests. Villas, farmhouses and churches are scattered along the trail.

Monte Nero

TYPEnatural trail (trekking, mountain bike)
AREA Val di Cecina
DEPARTUREVolterra
ARRIVAL Volterra
LENGHT 15 kms
TIME half a day
ATTRACTIONS Scopicci, Cascatelle, Pieve della Nera, Casale Cafaggiolo, Monte Nero, Ulignano
INFORMATIONS

The hiking trails are placed in an area where the landscape consists mainly of vast forests. Several cliffs are visible along the trail.

Southern slope (versante meridionale)

TYPEnatural trail (trekking, mountain bike)
AREA Val di Cecina
DEPARTUREVolterra
ARRIVAL Volterra
LENGHT 15 kms
TIME half a day
ATTRACTIONS Cappuccini, railroad layout, Saline di Volterra, Moie vecchie, Scornello
INFORMATIONS

It is a very open and scenic journey that allows you to follow the route of the old cog railway that, from 1912 to 1958, connected the hamlet of Saline Volterra with the main city. The route also allows you to get in touch with an important part of the traditional economy, that of rock salt deposits.

GASTRONOMIA

Traditional dishes

tartufoFlan with truffle

Volterra cuisine

Wild boar with mushrooms and polenta

Hare of the three wines

Chickpea soup

Sorana bean soup

Typical products

volterra8A local shop

Truffles

The typical truffles of the area are:

Black hooked Tuscan truffle

The truffle hamate (Tuber uncinatum Chatin) has an outer layer warty and black and a chocolate colored flesh, with numerous clear branched veins. This truffle has aroma and intense flavor.

Tuscan “scorzone” truffle

The scorzone (Tuber aestivum Vitt.) has an outer layer coarsely black warty, with large warts, pyramidal, and pulp from yellowish to bronze, with numerous clear and arborescent veins, which disappear after cooking. It has dimensions from those of a hazelnut to that of an apple. It has a delicate and pleasant fragrance, slightly brown spots.

White truffle of Tuscany

(Tuber magnatum pico Truffle) has a smooth outer layer, light yellow or light green, and a pulp from brown to hazel nuanced bright red, with light veins, fine and numerous that disappear after cooking. It has variable dimensions from those of a corn caryopsis to those of a big orange. It gives off a strong and pleasant scent.

Honey

The types of honey of the area are three:

Tuscan chestnut honey

Has a fairly liquid consistency, brown more or less dark and bright; strong bitter taste, smell and lingering scent of the forest.

Tuscan arbutus honey 

It presents solid, with amber color, from gray-green tone. The taste is bitter and persistent, pungent smell.

Royal jelly

Royal jelly has dense texture and creamy-white; it is completely odorless, while the taste is sour. It is perishable and must be kept in the refrigerator.

Pecorino cheese

Pecorino cheese

It is a cheese made from raw milk that can be consumed both fresh and seasoned, but owes its aroma and its flavor to its special curing mode.

Ricotta cheese

The Tuscan sheep ricotta has a truncated cone shape, white colour, sweet and delicate flavor, creamy and spongy.

Farms - tasting and products

Podere Il Mulinaccio

Via Vicinale di Pretenzano, 108
Phone +39 0588 42050 / cell. +39  338 1498432
www.agriturismoilmulinaccio.it
ilmulinaccio@alice.it

Il Rifugio dei Sogni

Via Rioddi 71 Località Villa
Phone: +39 0588 80227 / mob. +39  347 0307450
www.ilrifugiodeisogni.com
ilrifugiodeisogni@outlook.com

Podere Marcampo

Locality San Cipriano – Podere Marcampo, 30 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone: +39 0588 85393 / Mob. +39 348 5149782
www.agriturismo-marcampo.com
info@agriturismo-marcampo.com

Tenuta MonteRosola

Locality Pignano – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone: +39 0588 35062
www.monterosola.com
tenutamonterosola@gmail.com

Terre De’ Pepi

Via Cesare Battisti, 9 – Volterra (PI)
Phone: +39 340 0755911
www.terredepepi.it
frikvolterra@libero.it

Boutique del Tartufo

Vicolo Ormanni, 1 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone:  +39 348 7121883
www.boutiquedeltartufo.it
Tour “in search of truffles”: visitors will be driven to a truffle area. The tour will last approximately one hour during which a truffle expert will explain and demonstrate how it does look and how to find it with the help of a well-trained dog. Advanced reservations needed.

Formaggi Fratelli Carai

Locality Montemiccioli Podere Rimini – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone: +39 0588 35006 / Mob. +39 339 5975830
www.formaggicarai.it
formaggifratellicarai@live.it

Frantoio dei Colli Toscani

SR 439 dir. Km 7.400 Locality Molino d’Era – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone +39 0588 33233
www.frantoiodeicollitoscani.it
info@frantoiodeicollitoscani.it

Truffle tour

Boutique del Tartufo

Vicolo Ormanni, 1 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Phone:  +39 348 7121883
www.boutiquedeltartufo.it
Tour “in search of truffles”: visitors will be driven to a truffle area. The tour will last approximately one hour during which a truffle expert will explain and demonstrate how it does look and how to find it with the help of a well-trained dog. Advanced reservations needed.

CULTURA

History

volterra vista panoramicaThe privileged position on the top of a hill, overlooking the confluence of the valleys of Cecina and Era rivers, environmental characteristics and mineral resources favored the first human settlements since the Neolithic period (3000-2000 BC). In the 7th century  B.C. the Etruscans built the first nucleus of the city, called Velathri. In the 4th century B.C. they built the defensive walls, the perimeter of which (over 7 kms) enclosed the village also the land used for grazing and cultivation. Grown in strength, Volterra became one of the twelve lucomonie which formed the so-called “Etruscan nation”, a kind of confederation. In the 3th century B.C. the area was conquered by Rome and became part of the “Confederation Italica”. To withstand the first barbarian invasions, in 5th century the city was organized. Despite the strengthening of the defensive structures it was conquered by the Heruli and, therefore, by the Goths and, during the Lombard kingdom, became the seat of a Gastaldo and a personal possession of the king.

After being part of the domains of the Carolingian emperors, from the 9th to the 11th century Volterra was ruled by bishops and also became a center of religious, social and economic activities. In the first half of the 12th century the city was organized in free municipality. In this time, the Volterra area was already known for the production of salt and for the extraction of sulfur, vitriol and alum. At the same time Palazzo del Popolo was erected, and Piazza dei Priori, the “platea communis” (also called “meadow”) underwent the final arrangement. The Duomo and the Baptistry, which were the other main urban agglomerationr, were subject to major renovations.

In 1361, the city had to submit to Florence and was subjected to harsh treatment, which caused the emigration of many inhabitants. With the transformation of Tuscany in a grand duchy, the territory experienced a slow but gradual decline until the 18th century. We must wait the first half of the 19th century for a reversal: agriculture growth, and improvement in roads, mainly connections, expansion of alabaster processing and sale.

Curiosities

Torre del Porcellino (Porcellino Tower)

torre porcelino

Palazzo Pretorio consists of several buildings and was the headquarter of the Podestà and Captains of the People. On the tower, unanimously considered one of the oldest in the city, there is the figure of a pig.

Films

chimaira filmVolterra has inspired several literary and film locations, of which the main ones are:

Forse che sì forse che no – novel by writer and poet Gabriele D’Annunzio (1910).

Chimaira – Valerio Massimo Manfredi’s novel.

Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance – the Oliver Bowde’s novel, from which he also obtained a video game. Set in the Renaissance, recounts the adventures of Ezio Auditore who, among the many enemies that appear in front of him, also faces a certain Antonio Maffei. This is one of the intransigent monks who formed an alliance with Uberto Alberti and the Florentine Pazzi family in the conspiracy to eliminate the Medici rivals.

The garden of prohibited herbs – Titania Hardie novel.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon – film by Chris Weitz (2008), based on Stephanie Meyer’s best-selling novel.

SERVIZI TURISTICI

Where to sleep

AGRITURISMO SERRASPINA

SERRASPINA – agriturismo in azienda biologica

Indirizzo: Podere Serraspina, 35 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 30188 / +39 329 9170882
Sito: www.serraspina.it
Email: info@serraspina.it

Servizi: 5 appartamenti (60 mq ciascuno) con riscaldamento, bagno, salotto con angolo cottura, frigorifero, TV satellitare e connessione W-IFI. Adatto a disabili, giardino, piscina all’aperto, escursioni trekking e mountain bike, ristorante con aria condizionata, cene per gruppi, corsi di cucina toscana.

Ubicato nei dintorni di Volterra, la città dell’alabastro, l’agriturismo Serraspina occupa una superficie complessiva di 55 ettari.  Oltre ai campi coltivati a grano con il metodo dell’agricoltura biologica, Serraspina è un luogo ideale per chi vuole trascorrere una vacanza immerso nella natura e godere del sole ai bordi della piscina o nel fresco boschetto di olmi. Nei dintorni, il paesaggio è caratterizzato dai calanchi e dalle “Balze” di Volterra, oltre a pievi di campagna tipiche di tutta la zona. Dall’agriturismo si raggiungono facilmente le città più prossime: oltre la vicina Volterra, San Gimignano, Siena, Firenze, Pisa oppure  verso il mare, a Cecina.

GLI APPARTAMENTI
Ognuno degli appartamenti del complesso agrituristico ha un nome particolare legato a una tipologia di grano duro di cui l’azienda è una produttrice conosciuta. Tutti gli appartamenti hanno riscaldamento, bagno, angolo cottura, frigorifero, TV satellitare e connessione WI-FI.

PREZZI
Tariffa giornaliera – B&B (pernottamento e prima colazione)
Tariffa –  € 38,00 a persona in appartamento oppure € 60,00 con trattamento di mezza pensione
Bambini: sotto i 2 anni gratis; tra i 2 e i 10 anni 50% di sconto.

RISTORANTE 
Il ristorante propone solo menù tipici toscani ottenuti con prodotti rigorosamente della zona, dalla pasta, agli affettati, alle carni.

CORSI DI CUCINA TOSCANA

Su prenotazione si organizzano corsi di cucina toscana.

PRODOTTI
Da qualche anno, l’azienda ha iniziato a produrre farro biologico.

I prodotti sono certificati bio di alta qualità: perlato di farro, adatto a minestroni di legumi o insalate fredde con i prodotti dell’orto, pasta di farro, indicata con sughi vegetariani o con olio e formaggio e farina di farro, adatta per dolci e biscotti.

COUNTRY RELAIS & SPA LE CAPANNE

Indirizzo: Podere Le Capanne – località Ulignano – 56048 Volterra
Tel. +39 347 3137202 / +1 586 0106389
Sito: www.giovanninienterprises.com
Email: dario.gio84@gmail.com

Il Relais Le Capanne è una villa in stile chic rustico toscano totalmente ristrutturata e situata nei dintorni di Volterra, propriamente nelle vicinanze della Riserva Naturale di Monte Nero. Intorno alla villa ci sono 100 ettari di terra, in grande parte coltivati a grano, olivi, oltre ad alberi di frutta. Con vista panoramica a 360 gradi, il Relais Le Capanne offre servizi di accoglienza diversificati – in particolare gastronomia e catering – sia per vacanza, per meeting aziendali oppure matrimoni.

La villa

Giancarlo e Fabiola Giovannini, assieme al figlio Dario e la sua partner Vera, gestiscono la Giovannini Enterprises, azienda che ha il compito di  garantire ai clienti l’esperienza più vera della Toscana tanto dal punto di vista dall’accoglienza che dell’enogastronomia. Ogni ospite entra a far parte della “famiglia allargata” che è orgogliosa e onorata di ricevere tutti con la massima attenzione e cura possibile. È questo atteggiamento speciale nel confronto degli ospiti che fa dell’azienda un punto di riferimento nel settore alberghiero ed enogastronomico volterrano.

Servizi: 9 camere con bagno privato e confort, cucina attrezzata, piscina all’aperto, area benessere, idromassaggio, colazione, brunch, pranzo, cena, pizza party, corsi cucina toscana, corsi bartending, percorsi trekking, equitazione, tour in auto Fiat 500, vendita diretta di olio extravergine d’oliva
Servizi wedding: location eventi, catering, organizzazione matrimoni, wedding planner

Le strutture di accoglienza
Il Relais Le Capanne ha nove camere da letto dotate di tutti i confort. Sette camere da letto si trovano nella struttura principale e due camere da letto sono suite private con ingresso indipendente esterno. Ogni camera ha un proprio ingresso e bagno privato completo. Il complesso  agrituristico  ha una capacità massima di ventidue persone.

Aree comuni

Le aree comuni offrono diverse attrazioni per svago:
Salotto: ampio spazio con TV, DVD, radio e giradischi per vinili d’epoca, confortevoli divani
Cucina:  attrezzata  con macchina per il ghiaccio, forno a microonde,  macchina per caffè, tostapane
Piscina: ubicata all’aperto e con vista panoramica
Area Benessere: ampia vasca per idromassaggio, zona termale e massaggio

Catering 
In collaborazione con la società di ristorazione del gruppo Giovannini Enterprises, la Dolceria del Corso catering e pasticceria, il Relais Le Capanne propone la cucina più autentica al miglior prezzo. Sfruttando ricette tramandate dagli antenati lo chef Fabiola crea piatti prelibati. I prodotti utilizzati sono di altissima qualità. L’attenzione ai dettagli è fondamentale per ogni evento a buffet, si che si tratti di un party informale con pizza, brunch oppure un matrimonio, in modo da garantire sempre un servizio perfetto.


Servizi catering
Colazione: a buffet per gruppi da 15 a 40 persone
Brunch: menu organizzato per gruppi da 15 a 40 persone con vari tipi di formaggi, pane, torte salate, insalate e affettati.
Pranzo: l’azienda offre due tipi di pranzo – uno formale preparato dallo chef e servito dal personale, un’altro denominato “Mamme Toscane”, preparato e servito da un’autentica mamma toscana
Cena: specialità toscane – bruschette, pappardelle al ragù, salumi di cinghiale
Coffee break: varietà di pasticcini, croissant e succhi organici per riunioni e meeting aziendali
Pizza Party: molto divertente – gli ospiti sono invitati a preparare la propria pizza che sarà successivamente cotta in un autentico forno a legna ubicato all’aperto in un punto con vista panoramica
BBQ Party: in questo caso tutti i cibi sono preparanti davanti agli ospiti. L’attrazione più attesa è la bistecca fiorentina

Corsi
Corso di cucina toscana: i corsi sono tenuti dagli chef che spiegano i segreti per la preparazione dei piatti tipici toscani
Corso di Bartending: tecniche per la preparazione di cocktail

Wedding

Il Relais Le Capanne è un luogo ideale per matrimoni. L’azienda si cura di tutte le esigenze principali quali: pianificazione, catering, servizi di bar e pasticceria, cake design

Hotels

Albergo Africa

Borgo Lisci, 8 – località Saline di Volterra – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 44193
www.albergoafrica.com
info@albergoafrica.com

Albergo Antica Badia

Via Pisana, 33 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81600
www.anticabadia.it
info@anticabadia.it

Albergo Etruria

Via Giacomo Matteotti, 32 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87377
www.albergoetruria.it
info@albergoetruria.it

Albergo Foresteria Volterra

Borgo San Lazzero – località San Girolamo – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80050
www.foresteriavolterra.it
info@foresteriavolterra.it

Hotel Il Cavallino Blu

Borgata Sant’Alessandro, Strada Statale 68 – località Cavallo – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80205
hotelcavallinovolterra.com
info@hotelcavallinoblu.it

Hotel Il Vecchio Mulino

Via del Molino, 25 – località Saline di Volterra – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 44199
vecchiomulino@sirt.pisa.it

Hotel La Locanda

Via Guarnacci, 24/28 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81547
www.hotel-lalocanda.com
staff@hotel-lalocanda.com

Hotel Ristorante Molino d’Era

Villamagna – Strada Statale 439 direzione km 6,4 – località Molino d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33220
www.molinodera.com
info@molinodera.com

Hotel Nazionale

Via dei Marchesi, 11 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86284 – 88079
www.hotelnazionale-volterra.it
info@hotelnazionale-volterra.it

Hotel Park Hotel Le Fonti

Via di Fontecorrenti, 8 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85219
www.parkhotellefonti.com
info@hotellefonti.com

Hotel Relais Il Palagetto

Podere Il Palagetto – località Cozzano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42221
www.ilpalagetto.com
info@parkhotellefonti.com

Hotel San Lino

Via San Lino, 26 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85250
www.hotelsanlino.net
info@hotelsanlino.com

Hotel Sant’Elisa

Strada Statale 68 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80034/ +39 328 4354535
villaelisavolterra@libero.it
www.villaelisavolterra.it
servizi: piscina, solarium

Hotel Sole

Via dei Cappuccini, 10 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 84000
info@hotelsolevolterra.com

Hotel Villa Nencini

Borgo Santo Stefano, 55 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86386
www.villanencini.it
info@villanencini.it

Hotel Villa Porta all’Arco

Via Giuseppe Mazzini, 2 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81487
www.villaportallarco.it
info@villaportallarco.it

Hotel Villa Rioddi

Via del Monte Volterrano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88053
www.hotelvillarioddi.it
info@hotelvillarioddi.it

Farmhouses

Agriturismo Agrimonia

Località Podere Orzanese, 45 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81469
www.agrimonia.it
laurapolidori@yahoo.it

Agriturismo Antico Podere Il Poggino

Spicchiaiola – Podere Il Poggino, 67 – località Sant’Anastasio – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35158
anticopoderepoggino@tiscali.it

Agriturismo Barbaiano

Podere Barbaiano – località Mazzolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35060
www.barbaiano.it
poderebarbaiano@gmail.com

Agriturismo Bellaria

Podere Bellaria – località Cozzano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85042
www.agriturismobellaria.com
info@agriturismobellaria.com

Agriturismo Casa al Bosco

Podere Casa al Bosco – località La Nera – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42134
www.agriturismocasaalbosco.com
info@agriturismocasaalbosco.com

Agriturismo Casa Nuova

Via La Sughera, 18 – località Ponsano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 339 1549360
valentina46@cheapnet.it

Agriturismo Castagneto

Via del Boschetto – località Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 349 8227536

Agriturismo Castello

Via del Monte Volterrano – località La Bacchettona – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 328 4482529
www.agriturismocastello.net
info@agriturismocastello.net

Agriturismo Cillieri – Casina Nova

Località Santa Margherita, 36 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85849
www.casinanova.it
ggazzarri@tiscali.it

Agriturismo Cucini Loriano

Spicchiaiola – località Sasso Gianni – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35009

Agriturismo Escaia

Podere Escaia – località Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87237
www.escaia.it
holiday@escaia.it

Agriturismo Fattoria San Giovanni

Via dei Valloni, 9 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33093
www.fattoriasangiovanni.it
info@fattoriasangiovanni.it

Agriturismo Filettro

Strada Vicinale di Cerbaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80136
www.filettro.com
silvia@filettro.com

Agriturismo Fontesettimena

Podere Torricella, 65 – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35008
www.fontesettimena.it
info@fontesettimena.it

Agriturismo Fornello

San Cipriano – località Fornello – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85546
info@agriturismofornello.com

Agriturismo I Prati

Podere I Prati – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33169
agr.campana@virgilio.it

Agriturismo Il Mulinaccio

Molinaccio – San Cipriano, 49 – località Molino d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42050
info@agriturismoilmulinaccio.it

Agriturismo Il Picchio

Podere Il Picchio – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 338 3320525
www.podereilpicchio.com
info@podereilpicchio.com

Agriturismo La Fonte

Podere Sestri II, 20/1 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33033
www.agriturismolafonte.org
info@agriturismolafonte.org

Agriturismo La Mirandola

Podere Mirandola – località Mirandola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33058
www.lamirandola.it
info@lamirandola.it

Agriturismo La Torricella

Podere La Torricella – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39036
www.agriturismolatorricella.com
info@agriturismolatorricella.com

Agriturismo Le Macine

Podere Ulimeto – località Prato d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35148/ +39 380 5133140
www.villa-lemacine.com
info@villa-lemacine.com

Agriturismo Mannaioni

Podere Mesciatico, 36 – località S. Alessandro – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 348 4329001
mannaagri@libero.it

Agriturismo Marcampo

Podere Marcampo, 30 – località S. Cipriano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85393
www.agriturismo-marcampo.com
info@agriturismo-marcampo.com

Agriturismo Mezzomonte

Villamagna – Podere Mezzomonte – località Vicarello – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33037

Agriturismo Montaperti

Podere Montaperti III, 58 – località Montaperti – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42159
www.montaperti.com
info@montaperti.com

Agriturismo Murgia Felice

Podere Monteterzino – località Mazzolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39017
pinapeddio@tiscali.it

Agriturismo Orgiaglia

Tenuta Orgiaglia, 20 – località Ponsano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35029
www.orgiaglia.it
info@orgiaglia.it

Agriturismo Palazzino

Podere Palazzino, 32 – località Pignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35024
info@agriturismoilpalazzino.it

Agriturismo Podere Batazzone

Strada Vicinale del Batazzone – località Mazzolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 335 7828278
www.villanovia.it
villanovia@tiscali.it

Agriturismo Podere Bellosguardo

Podere Bellosguardo, 60 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33118
www.poderebellosguardo.com
ivocapri@tin.it

Agriturismo Podere Cafaggiolo

Podere Cafaggiolo – località Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87479
cafaggiolo@agritur.org

Agriturismo Podere Casa all’Olmo

Podere Casa all’Olmo, 109 – località Saline di Volterra – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 44206
www.casallolmo.it
info@casallolmo.it

Agriturismo Podere Casallario

Località Le Guadalupe – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88997
casallario@genie.it

Agriturismo Podere Chiassale

Podere Chiassale, 110/A – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42081
loriano1959@live.it

Agriturismo Podere Cortilla

Podere Cortilla – località Prato d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42055
www.cortilla.de
info@cortilla.de

Agriturismo Podere Fraggina

Podere Fraggina – località Le Balze – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81130
www.fraggina.it
info@fraggina.it

Agriturismo Podere Grignano

Via di Pignano, 28 – località Podere Grignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35053
www.poderegrignano.com
info@poderegrignano.com

Agriturismo Podere Poggiarello

Località Palagione – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35035/ +39 347 8614112
www.agriturismopoggiarello.com
info@agriturismopoggiarello.com

Agriturismo Podere Pretenzano

Via Consorziata di Pretenzano – località S. Cipriano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 347 4111797
www.agriturismopretenzano.it
info@agriturismopretenzano.it

Agriturismo Podere Rastrello

Podere Rastrello, 16 – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35105
www.agrirastrello.com
info@agrirastrello.com

Agriturismo Podere Risalso alle Rose

Podere Risalso, 36 – località Sant’Agostino – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 320 7747011
www.agriturismoallerose.com
info@agriturismoallerose.com

Agriturismo Podere Ruffilli

Podere Solaio, 26 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33031/ +39 0587 697184
www.agriturismo-biologico.com
floriddia@libero.it

Agriturismo Podere San Lorenzo

Via Allori, 80 – località Strada – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39080
www.agriturismo-volterra.it
info@agriturismosanlorenzo.it

Agriturismo Podere San Pietro

Podere San Pietro – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33212

Agriturismo Podere San Valentino

Podere S. Valentino – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33051

Agriturismo Podere Zoccolino

Via Zoccolo, 30 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33120
www.agriturismo-zoccolino.com
info@agriturismo-zoccolino.com

Agriturismo Rezzo

Podere Rezzo – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33090
agricolarezzo@tiscali.it

Agriturismo San Bernardo

Località Podere Barbaiano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42078
info@agriturismosanbernardo.com

Agriturismo San Giacomo

Podere Fognano – località S. Cipriano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86093
www.agriturismovolterra.net
info@agriturismovolterra.net

Agriturismo San Giuseppe

Località Podere San Giuseppe, 37/A – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 30189
www.agriturismo-sangiuseppe.it
info@agriturismo-sangiuseppe.it

Agriturismo San Leone

Podere San Leone – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42075

Agriturismo San Michele

Podere San Michele – località Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42062
www.agriturismosanmichele.it
info@agriturismosanmichele.it

Agriturismo San Paolo

Strada Regionale 439 – Podere San Paolo, 100 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33122

Agriturismo San Piero Scornello

Via Roncolla – località Roncolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39106
c.inghirami@tin.it

Agriturismo Sant’Antonio

Podere Sant’Antonio – località Sensano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42090
www.agriturismosantantonio.com
info@agriturismosantantonio.com

Agriturismo Santa Bruna

Podere Santa Bruna – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35033
www.santabruna.it
info@santabruna.it

Agriturismo Santa Vittoria

Via San Cipriano – località Molino d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 33071
www.agriturismosantavittoria.com
info@agriturismosantavittoria.com

 

Agriturismo Taddei Remo

Podere Le Fornaci – località Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42010
agrtaddei@tiscali.it

Agriturismo Villa di Montaperti

Strada Statale 439 direzione Km 11 – località Montaperti – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42038
www.montaperti.com
info@montaperti.com

Agriturismo Villa di Scopicci

Ulignano – località Scopicci  – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87652
www.villadiscopicci.com
carlo57@interfree.it

Agriturismo Villa di Valle

Via Villa di Valle, 78 – località San Michele – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85712
gjwvm@tin.it

Agriturismo Villa Marmini

Via San Michele, 25 – località Villa Marmini II – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85042
www.agriturismo-volterra.com
info@villa-marmini.com

Agriturismo Villa Pignano

Via Villa Pignano – località Pignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35032
www.borgopignano.com
info@borgopignano.com

Bed and Breakfast

B&B Le Ginepraie

Podere Le Ginepraie – località Pignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35113
www.leginepraie.com
info@leginepraie.com

B&B Osteria Il Ponte

Via Sarzanese-Valdera – località Saline di Volterra – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 44160
osteriailponte@libero.it

B&B Podere Apparita

Via di Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42141
www.apparita.it
info@apparita.it

B&B Podere Le Pergole

Podere Le Pergole – località Valle di Sotto – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87213 – 88292
andrea.pepi@katamail.com

B&B Podere San Biagio

Via Volterrana, Km 12,50 – località Villamagna – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 348 7422143
dellacortegianluca@virgilio.it

B&B Prato d’Era

Via Torrione San Michele, 67 – località Prato d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42000
www.locandapratodera.com
info@locandapratodera.com

B&B Renzi

Piazza Martiri della Liberta, 8 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86106/ +39 0588 86133
www.camere-renzi.com
info@rossialabastri.com

B&B Villa Loghino

Località Prato d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42026
www.villaloghino.com
info@villaloghino.com

B&B Villa Otium

Podere Colombaia – località San Cipriano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88575
www.villaotium.it
info@villaotium.it
servizi: bar, piscina, parheggio, wi-fi, ri8storante, maneggi

B&B Villa Rioddi

Strada Provinciale del Monte Volterrano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88053
www.hotelvillarioddi.it
info@hotelvillarioddi.it

B&B Simoncini Paolo

Località Spicchiaiola, 55 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35106
www.spicchiaiola-hills.it
info@spicchiaiola-hills.it

B&B Tirannella

Via della Traversa, 46 – località Saline – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 44425
info@tirannella.com

Affittacamere La Primavera

Via Porta Diana, 15 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87295
www.affittacamere-laprimavera.com
info@affittacamere-laprimavera.com

Affittacamere Eredi di Spinelli Duilio

Località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85420

Affittacamere L’Orizzonte della Sera

Via Cerbaiola, 43 – località Podere Cerbaiolina 3° – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81303
info@orizzontedellasera.it
Servizi: piscina, giardino, terrazza, accesso handicappati

Affittacamere La Torre

Via Guarnacci, 47 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80036

Affittacamere Locanda Il Boschetto

Podere Sassogianni – località Spicchiaiola – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35148

Affittacamere Mariani Daniela

Via di Firenzuola, 40 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 338 3061346
dani.mariani@alice.it

Affittacamere Mask – Il Cipresso

Via dello Sgricciolo – località Il Cipresso – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88120

Holiday home/residence

Casa vacanze Borgo della Speranza

Strada Vicinale Ulignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0541 989103/ +39 339 4414576
scalbiluigi@virgilio.it

Casa vacanze Casale Giulia

Strada Provinciale Pisana – località Podere La Stregaia – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85368/ +39 0588 88315
www.casalegiulia.it
info@casalegiulia.it

Casa vacanze Centro Turistico Ariano

Strada Regionale 68 – località La Serra – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35040

Casa vacanze Eleonora Chiarugi

Località Podere Spicchiaiolona – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35046

Casa vacanze Il Colle

Località Campiano, 69/A – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85055/ +39 349 1338209
www.vacanzeilcolle.it
vacanzeilcolle@alice.it

Casa vacanze Il Fienile della Fornacchia

Strada Vicinale Allori – località Strada – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87432 – 85848
info@immobiliarecasaetrusca.it

Casa vacanze Il Fiore Azzurro

Via Ricciarelli, 24 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85742
ilfioreazzurro@msn.com

Casa vacanze Il Menseri

Podere Purgo di Sotto – località Doccia – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88072
ilmenseri@libero.it

Casa vacanze Il Portone

Via Porta Diana, 28 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87813
www.residenceilportone.com
info@residenceilportone.com

Casa vacanze L’Etrusca

Via Porta all’Arco, 41 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 84073
www.volterraetrusca.com
letrusca@libero.it

Casa vacanze La Colombaina

Località Pignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 347 7226212
www.lacolombaina.it
info@lacolombaina.it

Casa vacanze La Pettina

Via Pisana, 18 – località La Pettina – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86383/ +39 349 3137783
piotre@ptbox.it

Casa vacanze Le Ginepraie

Podere Le Ginepraie – località Pignano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35113
www.leginepraie.com
info@leginepraie.com

Casa vacanze Mask – Il Cipresso

Via dello Sgricciolo – località Il Cipresso – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88120

Casa vacanze Podere San Paolo

Strada Statale 439 direzione Molino d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0571 468115
www.poderesanpaolo.it
casavacanzapoderesanpaolo@gmail.com

Casa vacanze Podere Torricella – Prato d’Era

Via San Michele – località Prato d’Era – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42073
pierfrancescorossi@inwind.it

Casa vacanze Podere Ulimeto Pesciolini

Strada Statale 439 – località San Girolamo – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0587 488118
www.podereulimetopesciolini.com
info@podereulimetopesciolini.com

Casa vacanze Sistema Abitare

Località Rioddi II, 70 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 87941
sistemavacanze@gmail.com

Casa vacanze Villa Caggio

Località Caggio Sant’Agostino – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39072
www.villacaggio.it
info@villacaggio.it

Casa vacanze Villa Il Palazzino

Via degli Allori, 71 – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39081
www.ilpalazzino.it
info@ilpalazzino.it

Casa vacanze Villa Opera

Strada Provinciale 16 del Monte Volterrano – località Cipresso – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81317
www.villaopera.it
info@villaopera.it

Casa vacanze Villa Otium

Podere Colombaia – località San Cipriano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88575
info@villaotium.it

Casa vacanze Villa Sensano

Località Sensano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 42098/ +39 348 7739278
www.villasensano.it
info.sensano@ipermediale.it

Casa vacanze Volterra Progetto Casa

Via Comunale, 71 – località Mazzolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81582
archigd@interfree.it

Casa vacanze Wagner Wolfgang

Località Ponsano – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35052
www.toscanaurlaub.de
wolf@toscanaurlaub.de

Casa vacanze Il Vile

Via Strada Vicinale di Venzano – località Mazzolla – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39112 – 87285

Casa vacanze Villa Giardino

Località San Girolamo – località Villa Giardino – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 85311

Casa vacanze Villa Palagione Centro Interculturale

Località Palagione – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 39014
www.villa-palagione.org
info@villa-palagione.org

Residence Antico Borgo di Tignano

Località Tignano – Strada Provinciale, 52 di Casole d’Elsa – Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 35157/ +39 0588 35116
www.anticoborgotignano.com
info@anticoborgotignano.com

Camping

Campeggio Le Balze

Via di Mandringa – Volterra (PI)
Phone:  +39 0588 87880
www.campinglebalze.com
campinglebalze@hotmail.it

Hostels

Ostello della Gioventu’ Volterra

Borgo San Lazzero – locality San Girolamo – Volterra (PI)
Phone. +39 0588 86613
www.ostellovolterra.it
info@ostellovolterra.it

Where to eat

Restaurants, Taverns and Pizzerie

DA BEPPINO

Via delle Prigioni, 13 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86051  /  Cell. +39 329 2924482
info@dabeppino.com
www.dabeppino.co
Servizi: Pici al cacio e pepe di Volterra (pasta fresca fatta in casa), Arista di maiale di Cinta dell’Agricola, Risalso con fagioli all’uccelletta, Fragole con gelato, Acqua e un Calice di Vino di Volterra = € 28,00

EMPATHY BISTROT

Via Porta all’Arco, 13 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 81531
Servizi: Terrina di lenticchie con rapa rossa, crema di peperone, aspargi scottati e finocchio selvatico, Spaghetto al pomodoro con salsa di bufala mantecata, Cotoletta di fagioli con pane toscano einsalatina su salsa di pomodoro, Vino Cantina Terre de Pepi, acqua e caffè = € 30,00

DON BETA

Via Matteotti, 39 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86730
info@donbeta.it
www.donbeta.it

TORRE DEL PORCELLINO

Vicolo delle Prigioni, 16 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 86392 / +39 347 5636777
info@torredelporcellino.it
www.torredelporcellino.it
Servizi: Zuppa di fave € 10,00, Vellutata etrusca, passato di ceci e lenticchie servito con un cucchiaio di farro € 11,00, Agnello arrosto su pesto di menta accompagnato da un cucchiaio di miele e radicchio scottato € 15,00, Cinghiale con mela caramellata e cipolla di Certaldo cotta al vino € 14,00

VOLATERRA

Via G.Turazza, 5/7 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88765
info@volaterra.it
www.volaterra.it
Servizi: Taglieri di specialità gourmet da aziende del territorio

PIZZERIA ALLA VECCHIA MANIERA

Via Ricciarelli, 38 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 88819

Wine shops

LE CANTINE DI PALAZZO VITI

Via dei Sarti, 39 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel. +39 0588 80033 / cell. +39 348 9005419
info@lecantinedelpalazzo.it
www.lecantinedelpalazzo.it
Servizi: Lingua salmistrata con giardiniera di verdure, Reginette al cinghiale, Peposo di manzo o Lampredotto della casa Cantuccini toscani con vino dolce bevande e caffè = € 25.00

RISTORANTE ENOTECA DEL DUCA

Via di Castello, 2 – 56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel.+39 0588 81510
Fax 0588 92957
info@enoteca-delduca-ristorante.it
www.enoteca-delduca-ristorante.it
Servizi: Pecorino volterrano fritto su julienne di verdure con controfiletto alle erbe aromatiche, Ravioli di cinghiale in salsa di cannellini al profumo di rosmarino, Coscio di coniglio disossato alla Vernaccia con olive nostraline, capperi e purè di patate, Degustazione di dessert = € 38,00 bevande escluse