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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Volterra, Italy your home away from home

Volterra is a beautifully built walled town in the countryside of Tuscany, in the Pisa region. Known for the two beautiful medieval castles, Volterra is one of the finest medieval towns in Tuscany, yet is never at the mercy of tourist crowds as many Italian towns can become.

Things to do on holiday to Volterra, Italy

The rich historical heritage of Volterra is unsurpassed. The 10th century cathedral is wonderfully impressive, even by today’s standards, and has been enlarged many times over the centuries. However, it is the number and quality of Etruscan finds which really excite those with an interest in history, bringing visitors from around the world to Volterra accommodation to see for themselves. The Guarnacci Museum holds the best Etruscan artefact collection in the world, and is a ‘must-see’ attraction for anyone staying in self catering Volterra holiday rental accommodation. The Etruscan baths, aqueducts and amphitheatre still stand, and you will regularly pass through the beautiful Porto dell’Arco as you wander the streets of Volterra.

Pieces from the Renaissance era can be found in Volterra too. The Civic Art Gallery and Museum of Sacred Art are both well worth visiting from a holiday rental in Volterra, housing some of the most impressive works from the Sienese and Florentine Schools. After a day of artistic enlightenment, there are over 20 restaurants within the town to explore. Sipping local wines and delving into regional gastronomic specialities is an absolutely fantastic way to spend your evenings. Throughout the year are a whole host of cultural events, celebrating everything from classical music to art, folklore to gastronomy, with the annual Volterra Teatro festival being the jewel in the crown.

The countryside surrounding a Volterra holiday rental is filled with hidden treasures, from ancient monasteries to roman villas lying in ruins. Exploring the hills and plains on foot, horse back and by mountain bike is an absolute delight, with many miles of signed trails leading you through the finest parts of the countryside.

Places to visit on holiday to Volterra, Italy

The largest attraction in the area is the town of Pisa, which is within easy reach of a holiday rental in Volterra. Famous for its leaning tower, Pisa can get a little crowded during the summer months, but if you can retire to a Volterra villa rental after a long day of sightseeing in Pisa, the crowds are never a hassle. The shopping, restaurants and festivals of Pisa are a huge draw too, and in the surrounding area, there are both golf courses and magnificent hiking trails.

Weather in Volterra, Italy

Summers in Volterra are wonderfully hot, especially in July and August when monthly average temperatures exceed 27°C, with daily maximums often reaching up to 36°C. Spring and autumn are also hugely pleasant times to visit a Volterra holiday rental, as temperatures remain around 30°C during the day, but the sting has been taken out a little.

Travel to Volterra, Italy

Pisa International Airport (PSA) is just 65km from the heart of Volterra. Luckily for those of us visiting Volterra holiday rentals from the UK, there are a great range of flights to Pisa from airports both big and small throughout the UK.

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                                                                                                    Great place for a relaxing stay

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                                                                                                    We stayed as a group of 6, parents, grandparents and children, in Orione during August. The house is furnished to a good standard and stays pleasantly cool even in the summer heat. We were worried the sleeping area on the mezzanine might get too hot but that didn't seem to be case and our girls had no trouble sleeping. The house is set up in the hills and there was often a welcome breeze during the day although the temperatures were cooler than we expected at night for sitting out so glad we had some warmer clothing with us. The large covered terrace that Orione has was a real benefit and has both dining table and lounge seating, with nice views out over the gardens. The external areas and pool were stunning, with a wide range of sun loungers and lovely shaded lounge seats to suit everyone. The pool is large and spotlessly clean. Each apartment has its own dedicated deck set in the gardens in addition to the very generous shared facilities. There's a large shared Bbq accross the lawn by the owners house which we made good use of as there is no oven in the apartment. Neva the owner was both welcoming and unobtrusive, and came with little treats; tomatoes, cheese, home cooked pasta sauce etc. Using iPad as translator we bridged the language barrier and Neva made several bookings for us, including a memorable dinner at Bel Soggiorno in San gimignano where she managed to secure us a table by the huge panoramic window. Martina was always ready to assist through email with any queries and Nevas maid brought clean linen at end of week 1 and put our laundry through their machine (there's no washing machine in the apartment). The house is very rural with no shops nearby, so you do need a car. The nearest supermarket is about 15 mins drive, there is a decent pizzeria about 5 mins drive from the house. The countryside is lovely so driving to the shops or to nearby towns was a pleasure and there are some stunning views in all directions. The major attractions of Pisa, Florence and Siena are all in easy striking distance by car, as are smaller towns like San Gimignano and Volterra. Parking can be difficult so go early or late in peak season, the sights are worth it though. Siena remains a firm favourite. Overall, this was a great holiday that everyone in the family hugely enjoyed, and we loved staying in Orione. Grazie Neva!
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Villa Capannina - Pretty Tuscan Villa

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                                                                                                    Villa Capannina, a Tuscan treasure. Such a lovely little villa and unbelievably close to Volterra, given its quiet surrounding and wonderful vista. Superb tranquil gardens with an uninterrupted view of the countryside. The pool is small but adequate for cooling off and the thermal cover keeps the pool at a very comfortable temperature. The villas other facilities including the lovely terrace with its comfortable seating, dining area and gas barbecue added to a wonderfully peaceful and enjoyable stay. The owners local recommendations for evening meals and drinks in Volterra were well justified. The local house keeper Larisa was friendly, attentive and very helpful. We would happily recommend a visit to Villa Capannina.
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                                                                                                    Absolutely perfect

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                                                                                                    We had the most amazing stay in the Loggia in July. The Loggia is beautifully crafted, built into the cliff edge and separate from the farmhouse so that it was lovely and cool, despite the heat. Everything was there that we needed, and Josh was more than happy to help with directions and telling us about the local area. The grounds are stunning, overlooking the valley, and the pool is just divine! The local "city" (more like a town!) of Volterra was lovely, with so many restaurants, churches and shops to enjoy. Siena and San Gimignano (especially lovely in the evening) are both within an easy drive, and well worth a visit. There is a deep gorge hidden away, around a 40 minute drive away, which provided a refreshing swim and a beautiful walk- something different to go and enjoy. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Italy, thank you so much for a perfect stay. We can't wait to return!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016