We visited Volterra as a side trip from the wine country. This preChristian hilltop town is nothing short of impressive! Founded around the 8th century BCE it was an important Etruscan city. The city is compact and reasonably accessible on foot. The main sights include the cathedral (frescos), several museums dedicated to the Etruscan period and a very impressive Roman... 更多
This was one town that we stopped by while driving through Tuscany. We only spent a couple hours here but will definitely go back. City high on a hill with an amazing old city feel. From the edge of the wall on a clear day, you can see the island of Crete. Many shops sell alabaster items.
Words cannot describe exploring the city of Volterra, after walking up the many steps to get to the top, your breath is literally taken away. Annie Adair was our tour guide and what an amazing guide she is. An American transplant from D.C. found atop of an ancient city built before the Romans invaded. What a treat! She is so... 更多
We scheduled a 3 hour walking tour of Volterra with Annie Adair. This was a fantastic and informative tour. Communication ahead of time was prompt and clear. Volterra is a fascinating and beautiful town and significantly less crowded than San Gimignano. I would highly recommend the services of Annie Adair so that you get the most out of your visit.
We learned about Volterra Walking Tours through a guidebook, and we were not disappointed. Claudia was a great guide, and her enthusiasm for the town and its history really came through. It was a great way to get acquainted with Volterra in a short time. She also provided great restaurant recommendations that we used after the tour was over. Highly... 更多
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Volterra Walking tour given by Claudia. She was enthusiastically proud of her Volterran roots and presented an excellent historic introduction to this old, hilltop town. We only had time for the tour on this trip, but I also recommend this for anyone who wants to get acquainted with Volterra at the beginning of... 更多
We were in Volterra, a lovely medieval town not too far from San Gimignano. While similar to San Gimignano it is quite different on certain aspects. Certainly worth the visit
Visiting the province of Pisa you cannot miss the fortress like town of Volterra. It was the highlight of our trip. Views of the countryside are spectacular. Walking is very strenuous up and down the steep streets but well worth the visit and exercise. The Piazza del Priora and Palazzo del Priora are magnificently preserved medieval sites that leave you... 更多
Annie couldn't make it but one of her colleagues led the tour. She was very patient with the group, and while struggling a bit with English, would answer every question thrown her way. As Rick Steves claimed, no better way to spend $10 for a tour of Volterra!