Volterra is one of the finest, and lesser known hilltop towns, tucked away in the heart of Tuscany. Only a short distance from Florence, Siena, Pisa and San Gimignano, Volterra is an ideal base for getting to know a less well trodden part of Tuscany. Idyllically set amidst an evocative landscape of soft rolling hills and lush woodland, abruptly defined by barren, deep clay walled gullies and ravines, Volterra, dominates and divides the Tuscan countryside.
A haven of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance art and architecture Volterra and its territory are a perfect choice for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Over the last few years, the town has become more welcoming to tourists, with a number of great restaurants, and well as some of the loveliest farmhouses for accommodation in the outlying area.
Undoubtedly, the recent interest in Vampire movies has made Volterra a more intriguing destination!
Civil weddings are held in the Palazzo dei Priori, a medieval masterpiece, designed by Maestro Riccardo in 1239