Picture yourself enjoying your ideal holiday in Tuscany. You’ve booked a room in a Tuscan bed & breakfast farmhouse tucked away between cypress trees and rolling hills. Perhaps you’ve spent the day wandering through the cobblestoned streets of nearby Volterra. Back at the farmhouse, you ponder the next day’s possibilities while you admire the sun setting over the hills and slowly sip your glass of wine.
Whether you choose a Tuscan-style farmhouse or one of our Volterra apartments with a pool, the area surrounding Volterra is a sure bet. After all, Volterra has a little something for everyone: art, history and delicious cuisine, not to mention stunning views.
For art lovers, Volterra offers a wide variety of museums, castles and historic churches. At the city’s Art Gallery and Civic Museum, you’ll definitely want to get a glimpse of Rosso Fiorentino’s dramatic portrayal of the Deposition, with its vibrant reds, oranges and blues.
But not all of Volterra’s creative talent is kept in museums. Ever since Etruscan times, Volterra craftsmen have produced some of the world’s finest alabaster sculptures and carvings. As you stroll around the town, take the chance to peer into their workshops and admire their intricate creations: sculptures, figurines, translucent lamps, even jewelry. You might just decide to take a piece of Volterra home with you.
Volterra is also an ideal destination for history buffs. Here, you’ll find everything from an Etruscan necropolis to an ancient Roman theater. As you stroll around the city’s medieval walls, don’t forget to pass through the millennia-old Etruscan stone gate, and gaze up at the imposing Medici Fortress, named after the Florentine dynasty who once ruled Volterra. And of course, fans of the Twilight saga will want to stop at all the spots mentioned in the popular series!
Tuscany is known throughout the world for its delicious cuisine and Volterra is no exception. Its hearty rustic soups, tasty cheeses, wild mushrooms and truffles will delight the palate, while its olive oil, honey and fine wines also make excellent gifts.
But for many, the Volterra countryside is the real draw. From your apartment or farmhouse, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of gently rolling hills that change colors with the seasons: soft greens and warm, earthy hues touch the brilliant blue sky. The area is perfect for outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, walking and horse riding. And it’s an ideal base for exploring Tuscany, with Siena, San Gimignano, Florence and Pisa all a short drive or train ride away, not to mention seaside resorts andthermal spas.
If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, consider one of our Volterra apartments or a picturesque Tuscan farmhouse. Your perfect holiday in Tuscany awaits!