Volterra (530 m.)
Important, historical, quiet resort with 11'200 inhabitants, in the
western part of the region 40 km from the sea, on top of a hill
south facing position with beautiful view, 48 km north-west from
Siena, 65 km south-east from Pisa, 75 km south-west from Firenze.
All shops, restaurants etc. in the resort. Access: exit number "Firenze-Siena".
Then road SS68 Colle Valdelsa. Access via a winding road. San
Gimignano 20 km. Situated in an elevated panoramic position over the
hilly Valle di Cecina countryside, Volterra has a marvellous Old
Town with evidence from several bygone eras. It was one of the
Etruscan capitals, even retaining part of the old wall. The
Guarnacci museum has one of the best collections of Etruscan artwork.
Volterra is also well-known for the processing of alabaster. For
arrivals by plane: airport Pisa (PSA), Firenze Peretola (FLR).
to reach us:
Exit at Florence Certosa then get onto the freeway Florence-Siena
towards Siena; exit at Colle Val d’Elsa Nord then get onto the SS n.
68 towards Volterra. After 25 km you reach Volterra and you must
follow the directions to Saline di Volterra / Cecina. After about 5
kilometers, halfway between Saline and Volterra of Volterra, on your
left you will see the sign "Agriturismo il Colle."
For more information about itinerary, you can see
ViaMichelin route planner.