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Strada Provinciale, 15
Loc.Vicarello di Volterra
56048 - Volterra (PI)

Tel : +39 0522 961440

Vicarello di Volterra is ideally placed for visiting the most beautiful towns and cities of Tuscany

Vicarello di Volterra's location makes it the ideal base for visiting the wonderful historic towns of Tuscany, full of amazing art and architecture, or the lovely little villages dotted around the countryside - amidst beautiful scenery that changes with the passing seasons – where you can stop for a delicious meal or taste the local food and wine.

Distances from the main historic towns.

• Volterra (10 km)

• San Gimignano (18 Km)

• Florence (70 km)

• Pisa (55 km)

• Siena (60 km)

• Lucca (60 km)

• Monteriggioni (46 km)

• Bolgheri (57 km)

• San Galgano (74 km)

• Massa Marittima (80 km)

• Montalcino (100 km)

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The luxury homes at Vicarello di Volterra are only 10km away from one of the loveliest old towns of Tuscany, awarded the Italian Touring Club’s prestigious Orange Flag for the quality of its tourist facilities.
Volterra is a small town of rare beauty, one of the best examples of a balanced blend of different historical periods. The town walls, the Porta all’Arco gate and the Marmini necropolis are Etruscan, while the Theatre of Vallebona is Roman. The typically medieval urban layout – featuring narrow streets and Volterra’s characteristic tower-houses – is still virtually intact. Numerous Renaissance buildings harmoniously enrich the 13th-century plan, such as Palazzo Inghirami, Palazzo Minucci Solaini, Palazzo Incontri-Viti, the monastery of San Girolamo and the Medici Fortress.
Volterra holds the prestigious Orange Flag, the tourist/environmental quality award conferred on those small towns which stand out for the excellence of their tourist/hospitality facilities. Volterra has a lively cultural scene. The town often hosts the solo or collective shows of internationally-renowned artists; jazz and classical music festivals; plays and shows, and much more. The town also offers interesting opportunities for purchasing handmade articles of superb quality made in the old craft workshops specialising in alabaster-work or jewellery-making

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San Gimignano
The luxury homes at Vicarello di Volterra are only 18 km from this enchanting village, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

San Gimignano owes its fame to the numerous medieval towers that are such a feature of its architecture and skyline. Starting in the 13th century, leading noble families flaunting their wealth and power built as many as 72 towers, some of them over 50m high. Today only 13 towers remain, but the 13th/14th-century look of San Gimignano is nonetheless beautifully preserved. Its delightful narrow streets and breathtaking views make it one of the finest examples in Europe of an urban layout in the age of the communes. Landmarks of exceptional artistic interest include the Romanesque cathedral (now the collegiate church), whose interior features 15th-century frescos of the Sienese school; and the beautiful Piazza della Cisterna and the Palazzo del Podestà, which “supports” the highest tower of San Gimignano, Torre Rognosa.
San Gimignano, too, offers an excellent selection of cafés of all sorts and sizes; restaurants serving the local dishes; shops; and museums. San Gimignano holds the Orange Flag for the quality of its tourist services and facilities.

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Florence’s vast artistic and cultural heritage makes it one of the most beauty and fascinating cities not only of Italy but of the world.
A visit to Florence is an opportunity to see some of the finest masterpieces of Italian art: the Galleria dell’Accademia with the original statue of the world-famous David by Michelangelo; the Uffizi, Italy’s foremost picture gallery; the Cathedral (Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore) with Giotto’s bell tower and Brunelleschi’s dome; the Basilica of Santa Croce; the San Lorenzo open-air market; and Ponte Vecchio. Not forgetting a little shopping in the historic centre and lunch in one of the many characteristic restaurants to enjoy the famous Fiorentina T-bone steak.

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The world-famous town of the Leaning Tower. Pisa was originally settled in the 9th century bce by people of Greek origin who later integrated with the Etruscan population.
Pisa is famous throughout the world for its amazing Piazza del Duomo (Cathedral Square, also called “Square of Miracles”), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square has a number of spectacular monuments: the marble-faced Romanesque cathedral built between 1608 and 1118, the celebrated Leaning Tower, the Baptistery and the Campo Santo. Pisa is an enchanting city whose praises have been sung by many eminent figures, such as the 19th-century Italian poet Giacomo Leopardi. It continues to attract tourists who come from around the world to see its magnificent Piazza and the astounding Leaning Tower.

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Of Etruscan origin, Siena reached the height of its splendour during the Middle Ages, when it fought against Florence for control over the surrounding territory.

With its maze of narrow streets, today Siena still has all the charm and mystery of a medieval town. It stands in perfect harmony with the surrounding countryside, which is characterised by the ever-changing colours of hill slopes planted with vineyards. The city is a major tourist destination and famous across the world for fine Chianti wine and for the Palio di Siena horse race. Run twice a year, on 2 July and 16 August, Il Palio is a tournament that originated in the Middle Ages and attracts thousand of visitors to the city. The horses are ridden bareback by daredevil jockeys (including, in the past, Tabarre, who once lived in Vicarello di Volterra).

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The Tuscan seaside
The beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea is less than an hour by car from Vicarello di Volterra.
The Tuscan coastline stretches for nearly 300 km and, together with the magnificent islands of the Tuscan archipelago, offers visitors an incredible variety of landscapes and settings: long beaches sheltered by shady pinewoods or cliffs falling sheer to the sea, luxurious seaside resorts or nature parks and reserved areas. The sea water is clean and crystal clear; in fact Tuscany is one of the Italian regions best known for environmental cleanliness and protection.

People who enjoy the seaside can also choose from a wide variety of leisure opportunities, from fishing tourism to boat hire (any kind of boat, including sailing boats or a charter boat with a skipper) or diving to see the beautiful underwater world of the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The staff of Vicarello di Volterra will be pleased to provide more information and make bookings for you.

Distances from the main Tuscan seaside resorts:
• Castiglioncello (66 km)
• Forte dei Marmi (90 km)
• Punta Ala (123 km)
• Castiglione della Pescaia (127 km)
• Piombino, where you can take a boat to the islands of the Tuscan archipelago
(90 km).

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