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Price and Availability Index for Volterra
Holiday Letting Price Information in Volterra
This graph displays the average prices for the next twelve months in Volterra. Volterra is most expensive in June (06/06 - 13/06), when prices are on average £154 a night. Prices are more affordable in February (22/02 - 29/02).
Holiday Home Availability Information in Volterra
Find out the percentage of available rentals & cottages in Volterra with the graph above. The week with the least available rentals is in January (11/01 - 18/01), with only 25% of the rentals available. People tend to travel to Volterra least during a week in October (05/10 - 12/10) when only 20% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Volterra
This is the climate diagram for Volterra. During July, maximum temperatures climb above 30°. However, temperatures can go lower than 3° in Volterra in January. The rainiest month is February, while the driest month is June.
Discover Etruscan history from your Volterra holiday accommodation
Though Volterra's medieval fortifications have been given a new face in the popular Twilight series, the cobbled lanes and historic attractions of this exquisite Italian gem remain as hospitable as ever. Holiday villas here open their picturesque shutters onto ancient piazzas and Roman remains.
What to eat on your holiday in Volterra
La Carabaccia is named for a speciality vegetable soup that is a favourite lunchtime dish in the city. Seasonal menus in this disarming family-run trattoria include fish on Fridays, reflecting the very best of the region's world-famous cuisine.
More modish fare can be found at Caffe dei Fornelli, where a degustazione (tasting) menu is accompanied by stunning views. Ristorante Enoteca Del Duca serves traditional Tuscan cuisine in a 15th-century building. The wine list is packed with varieties from the owner's vineyard close by.
Cathedrals and Etruscan art
A sea of Etruscan artefacts is waiting to be pored over at Museo Etrusco Guarnacci. Feast your eyes on six hundred funerary urns in carved alabaster, including the Urna degli Sposi, a lifelike rendering of an elderly couple.
The spectacular coffered ceiling is one of the first features you’ll notice at Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, which dates back to the 12th century. As you continue further into the building, note the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows, where two sculptures by della Robbia are joined by a fresco by Gozzoli.
What to see in Volterra
Palazzo dei Priori, the oldest local government building in Tuscany, dates back to the 13th century. Look out for the fresco by Pier Francesco Fiorentino depicting the crucifixion, which adorns the staircase.
The 1st century BCE Roman Theatre in Volterra is one of the best preserved in Italy. This exceptional archaeological site holds a few thousand spectators, and the orchestra pit and stage are still prominent, some 2,000 years on.
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