Hotel Foresteria Volterra

Borgo San Lazzaro 5, Localita San Girolamo, Volterra, 56048, Italy
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  • Couples50
  • Solo40
  • Business33

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how to get to Volterra from Pisa Airport

by donnam16551

A friend and I will be arriving in Pisa in October and plan to spend 2 nights in Volterra. Neither is brave to drive in Italy so we are looking for public transportation. Any advice and estimates of cost? Grazie mille!

Donna Maloney

Re: how to get to Volterra from Pisa Airport

by bekerovka

Hy,
The easy way from Pisa airport to Volterra is a mix train-bus both managed by Trenitalia. From Pisa you must catch the bus in Cecina railstation to Volterra from 5.60€. Probably in October there will be other links, including bus, because the schools will be open.
Timetables and fares here: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD
Bus here: http://www.cpt.pisa.it/ but in italian only... The line is #840
Hope this helps
Ciao, Marco

Re: how to get to Volterra from Pisa Airport

by Venelin

Another option for you will be to take the train from Pisa to Pontedera (on the line to Florence) and take the bus to Volterra from there. It is a slower option, but it seems that the connections are a bit more frequent.

Line: Cecina - Saline (Volterra train station) - Volterra and back here:
http://www.cpt.pisa.it/orari/extra/linea790.htm

Line: Pontedera - Volterra here:
http://www.cpt.pisa.it/orari/extra/linea500.htm

When I did this trip in 2008 I used both ways: the bus from Saline Stazione to Volterra cost some 2 euro and the bus to Pontedera cost 4 euro (bought by the driver, i.e. with a small supplement). The train fares from Pisa can be found in the Trenitalia website; a couple of euro one way. I do not see a point in renting a car if you are planning to spend two days in the town itself, without onward traveling to other small poorly connected places.

Hope that helps
Venelin

Travel Tips for Volterra

Web & Wine

by sue_stone

The only internet place we could find in Volterra was also conveniently a wine bar!! Web & Wine is a welcoming bar/café located towards the top of the steep Via Porta all'Arco, which winds it's way up from the city gate of the same name.

You can relax on the little terrace with a glass of wine and some tasty snacks, or enjoy a coffee whilst checking your emails. The internet terminals are located at the back of the bar, on a little raised platform. We stopped in to catch up on news from home (ok, to check on VT!) and may have sampled a glass of wine while we were at it. Just like being at home!!

Via Porta all'Arco 11, Volterra
0588 81531
www.webandwine.com

Tiny roadside Madonnas

by Bunsch

In many places, I noticed that simple shrines had been created, often with a Madonna or some other saint, with a few flowers marking the respect of the creators for the Creator. Stopping at one on the narrow, winding roads close to Volterra was essentially taking our lives into our hands, but I wanted to get a closer look. And I'm sure it was a blessing.

Duomo (Cathedral)

by sue_stone

Volterra's cathedral was built in the 12th & 13th centuries, and it is located just back from Piazza dei Priori. It has a Romanesque façade, with a large rose window above the door. Highlights include the 15 century tabernacle, which rises about the high altar, and the beautiful gold gilded ceiling.

The cathedral's interior was completely modified in the 16th century, and further restoration work was carried out in the mid-19th century, when the walls were painted in stripes and the floor was re-laid in black & white marble.

We enjoyed a wander inside the cathedral before checking out the nearby baptistry.

Free admission

Palazzo Pretorio

by Cristian_Uluru

Palazzo Pretorio is located in front of Palazzo dei Priori and it was the house of the captain of the people. You can see a fantastic facade made in the 11th century and on the right there is Torre del Podestà (Podestà's tower) which is the ancient part of the building.

Case Torri Buonparenti

by Bigs

These bridge is connecting two of the house towers of Volterra. It´s connecting the house towers of the Buonparenti and the Buonaguidi family. Members of both families have been married with each other and so it was easy to live together......Great idea, but would you love to live so close with your stepmother ???

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