Volterra Walking Tour

experience Tuscany's oldest & most vibrant hill town

LAST MINUTE UPDATE
The walking tour will NOT be held on 24th and 25th June 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

WALKING TOUR OF VOLTERRA

an introductory guided tour of the city

about the tour

 

Annie Adair and her colleagues offer a introductory walking tour of Volterra, Tuscany's oldest, continuously-inhabited city.

The walk is held in English by professional, licensed guides and touches on Volterra's Etruscan, Roman and Medieval history.

 

logistics

  • at 6 pm every day from April 1st to October 31st (except from July 26th - August 31st), rain or shine
  • the tour starts in Piazza Martiri della Libertà located above underground parking lot number 1 - you’ll find us in front of the ALI alabaster shop
  • the tour lasts approximately 60 minutes the tour costs €10 per person – minimum 3 persons or €30 to make the tour start
  • the tour is held in English only
  • there is no need to book in advance - just come to the meeting point by 6 pm

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There’s no better way to spend €10 and one hour in this city."

 

 

N.B. VOLTERRA ROAD CLOSURES!!

whether you are arriving by car or by bus, you should know that due to the collapse on March 3rd of part of the 17th c. walls of Volterra, the main bus terminal and underground parking lot P1 in Piazza Martiri della Libertà are closed to vehicle and foot traffic.

WE WILL STILL BE MEETING FOR THE TOUR IN FRONT OF THE ALI STORE, a part of the Piazza that is still open.

The Piazza and parking lot should - hopefully -reopen to traffic by May 2014.

Buses will be using the “stazione” area - opposite the Esso gas station and a 10/15 minute walk to the city center - as the main drop-off and pick-up point.
If arriving by car, the easiest lots available now are:  “stazione” (same area as new bus terminal), and “Docciola”, also called P3. There are other lots around town - just be careful to not park in the lot with a white sign for “RV” which are residents-only lots.
The main road from Pisa, the SS439, is also closed on the final tract to Volterra from Mulino d'Era. The detour on the SS439DIR will take you just 5 minutes more.

This road will most likely not reopen until 2015.