Volterra is a beautiful walled city in Tuscany, Italy built on the top of a hill. The town is bulit over one of the Twelve Cities of the ancient Etruscan civilisation and has some of the original gates from that era still standing along with a dedicated museum packed with Etruscan and Roman relics.


Get in

Buses leave San Gimignano for Volterra (4/day 2 hours, change in Colle di Val d'Elsa). Buses arrive in Piazza Martiri della Libertà.

For drivers, the town is ringed with easy & free parking lots. The most central & only underground one is at Piazza Martiri della Libertà (€1.40/hour or €10/1 day)

Get around

The town is compact and great for walking.


Etruscan carving (glyptic) of a scorpion, displayed in the Museo Guarnacci


Ancient Roman Theatre of Volterra



Go next

Bus connections go to Florence, Siena, & San Gimignano (4/day 2 hours, change in Colle Val d'Elsa, all same). There are also buses to Pisa (9/day 2 hours, change in Pontedera). Practically no buses in or out on sundays & holidays. All buses leave & arrive at Piazzi Martiri della Libertà, buy tickets at a Tabbachi shop. Tra-In bus tickets only get you to Colle di Val d'Elsa, you'll need to buy tickets for another bus company at the newsstand near the bus stop there.

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