Experience the real Tuscany in Volterra, the city with its past as an Etruscan capital, Roman settlement and mediaeval city with today a treasure chest of art and culture.
With the city's many squares, towers, churches, gardens and vaults, you can stroll endlessly through this cosy and pleasant city. From the viewpoints you can admire the impressive hills with green fields, olive trees and vines. In spring the air is so clear that you can see the islands off the coast in the blue of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Away from the hectic cities like Florence, Pisa and Siena, you will find unique historic and modern art in Volterra. Discover the lively ancient city and its museums and galleries. Let yourself be transported in time by a professional and enthusiastic guide. There is also a lot to discover culinary. The city has many cosy bars, restaurants where you can enjoy delicious food and wine shops where you can taste the best wines from Tuscany.
The noble city of Volterra is awaiting you.
City coveted by the Romans
During these days you will discover and experience the city, its history and its impressive collection of art.
During a private tour of the city, the guide will tell you about everything about Volterra's more than two thousand years of history. The city walk takes you past elements that are still visible today, such as the famous Etruscan Porta all'Arco, the Etruscan city walls, the Roman theatre, the mediaeval towers and city gates and the Renaissance palaces and much more.
With the Volterra Card you have free access to all museums, including the Etruscan Guarnacci Museum with its impressive collection of sarcophagi and the rare statue of Ombra della Sera, the Pinacoteca with an important painting and art collection and the mediaeval Priori Palace with impressive frescoes. But also the alabaster eco-museum, the Etruscan Acropolis and Roman water tank and the Roman theatre. And with the Anima di Volterra pass you have free access to the cathedral, the baptistery and the Santa Maria Magdalena exhibition centre.
You will also visit the Kalpa gallery, located in the historical Palazzo Bonomini, beautifully restored in 2019, unveiling its ancient walls, hidden rooms and century old cellars. Palazzo Bonomini is the physical home of KALPA Galleries, presenting timeless and charming interiors infused with harmoniously arranged meaningful art.
Volterra has also been the centre of Italy's alabaster for centuries. Even today, there are still craft workshops in the streets of Volterra where alabaster is worked.
The hotel is idyllically located within the mediaeval defensive walls of Volterra. The building, a former convent dating back to 1480, has been exquisitely and attentively renovated to preserve the original architectural features and maintain its historical charm. In a 5-minute walk you can reach Piazza dei Priori, the main square of the city.
An ideal location to step back into the past and enjoy the natural beauty, architecture, archeology and art in a well preserved hilltop town with more than 3.000 years of history.
This package is valid for the entire month of April and May 2024.
The arrival date is freely selectable.
Except from May 14 to 17, 2024.
Price € 595,- p.p.
For 5 days based on a double room
- 4 nights stay in a Superior room in a 4 star hotel
- 4 x breakfast buffet
- Volterra Card: for all municipal museums of Volterra, valid for 72 hours
- Anima di Volterra pass: for the cathedral, the baptistery and the S.M. Magdalena exhibition centre, valid for 48 hours
- Half day private guided tour
- Reception at Kalpa Art Gallery
- contribution to the STO Garant guarantee scheme: €15
- supplement for single room
You can come by own car or by train or plane in combination with a rental car on site. Check our special train page for travelling by train to Tuscany. The nearest airports are Pisa and Florence. Participants use their own (rental) car for the program.