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Val d’Elsa and Val di Cecina are two enchanting areas of Tuscany to visit. Hotel Molino D’Era is an excellent logistic base for adventure lovers.

From our Hotel Molino D’Era you you can reach Volterra in 15 minutes on car.

Volterra is a wonderful city, a winner in monuments, museums and interesting buildings from the historical-artistic point of view: it is a perfect meeting of different historical periods, from the Etruscan origins to the Middle Ages to get to the Renaissance that alters the thirteenth century structure leaving as a testimony the grandiose palaces in the center.

In addition to the historical beauties, Volterra is famous for the alabaster, white and luxurious material used for furnishing and for creating elegant objects for the home.

The alabaster workmanship is one of the oldest crafts that boasts a noble tradition; a high-level artisan activity that exports works of art to the world with its many laboratories. In this regard, discover also the historical shops: we have some advice for you! For the visit of the city, we illustrate a fast and immediate itinerary, reachable for those who want even without motorized vehicles. Below we list the unmissable stages according to us. A top ten!

Le Balze

The Balze are one of the most fascinating and disturbing places in the Volterrano, from the top of this huge chasm you can admire an exceptional panorama in the background of which, on the clearest days, the view extends to the sea.


Necropolis Of The Gate

At the edge of the city you can visit two incredible Etruscan hypogea, forgotten as they are fascinating. A precious piece of Volterra history for the most macabre tourism lovers.



The façade with alternating white and green marble bands strikes as soon as you enter Piazza San Giovanni. Its octagonal interior is suggestive with a strongly medieval appeal.


Roman theatre

Immediately outside the current Porta Fiorentina excavations conducted
in the 1950s by Enrico Fiumi have brought to light a theatrical building of the imperial age, one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Italy.


Porta all'Arco

The Porta all'Arco is the most famous architectural monument of the Etruscan Volterra, present in all books of European history. Famous for its stone arch, decorated on the external façade by three sculptures in the shape of a human head.


Palazzo Incontri Viti

Palazzo Viti is one of the most beautiful private residences in Italy. Everything remained as the kings, the princes who were hosted there, saw it over the centuries. Worthy and photogenic.


Views Along The Walls

The historic center of Volterra is gathered from a long Etruscan and medieval city wall. From the walls it is possible to observe the beautiful valleys over the surrounding countryside. Dream visions and sunsets from UNESCO heritage.

Guarnacci Museum

The Guarnacci Etruscan Museum is one of the main and oldest Etruscan museums in Italy. Founded in 1731 by the Municipality of Volterra, its collection increased in the following decades until the great donation of the collection of Monsignor Mario Guarnacci to which it is now dedicated.


Etruscan Acropolis

The Acropolis excavations have brought to light a neighborhood dedicated to religious activities: starting from the 6th century. a.C., in this area arose religious buildings and service areas
connected to them, such as warehouses and religious quarters.


Palazzo dei Priori

The Palazzo dei Priori is one of the oldest medieval buildings in Volterra and is located in the splendid Piazza dei Priori. The first municipal building in Tuscany is the first good before the final construction of the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence.


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