Travel Budget for Volterra

Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Volterra?

How much money will you need in Volterra? €81 ($87) is the average daily price for traveling in Volterra. The average price of food for one day is €29 ($31). The average price of a hotel for a couple is €97 ($105). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    81
How expensive is Volterra?
  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    48
  • Food2 Meals for one day
    29
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    3.43
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    9.14
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    13
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Volterra On a Budget
Old Town Volterra Old Town Volterra
Located in Tuscany, Volterra has an interesting history and impressive sights for travelers who want to see more of the Tuscan region than the popular city of Florence. The town was originally a Neolithic settlement and is believed to have been continuously inhabited since the end of the 8th century BC. It was a bishop's residence during the 5th century and then an episcopal power during the 12th century. It was later conquered by the Florentines but opposition to their rule led to much rebellion.
Sights
One of the most popular sights in town is Porta all'Arco. This is an impressive gate that is built out of large volcanic stones. It dates back to the 4th century BC. The Duomo is another place to check out. It's open daily between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Interesting museums in town include the Sacred Art Museum and the Etruscan Museum. Pinacoteca is a 14th century palace that has impressive paintings. Combo tickets for it and the Etruscan Museum and Sacred Art Museum can be purchased.

A Roman Theater that was build in 10 BC offers a great view and is worth visiting. For the oldest city hall in Tuscany head to Palazzo dei Priori. Also make your way to Alabaster Workshop which has a beautiful stone display. Finally, the Medici Fortress is unique in that it is actually a prison for mob figures from Sicily.
Neighborhoods
Volterra is a small place that is easily explored on foot. The town is quite compact and most of the main attractions are within an easy walk of each other.

Activities
There are many different activities that you can enjoy in Volterra. Like elsewhere in Tuscany, wine tasting is a popular activity. Check out La Vena di Vino near the Etruscan Museum if you want to visit a good wine bar. Via Matteotti is the main street through the town and it is a great place to wander as it is lined with many palaces and houses. The town's market day is on Saturday which is a fun time to visit as well.
Food and Dining
There are a good handful of great restaurants in Volterra that serve excellent local and traditional cuisine. If you're looking for good pasta head to Ristorante Enoteca del Dua where they atmosphere is enhanced by the wine bottle covered walls. You also have the option to sit outside on the patio. If you're looking for something cheap and quick then La Vecchia Lira is a great option. For good pizza head to Obra della Sera and for local and traditional food go to Ristorante II Sacco Fiorentino. For a quick sandwich you can try Enoteca Scali. Alternatively, a good place to pick up snacks for a picnic is Spar Market on Via Gramsci. This is a great way to soak up the town's atmosphere without spending too much on food.
Transportation
Volterra can be reached by bus from San Gimignano. There are four buses a day that make the trip, which takes an average of two hours. You do have to change buses in Colle di Val d'Elsa and buses arrive in Piazza Martiri della Liberta. If you're hoping to drive to the town then it is relatively easy to find free and easy parking. There are many parking lots around the outside edge of the town. The most centrally located lot is at Piazza Martiri della Liberta. This is also the only underground lot but you do have to pay an hourly or dayly rate to park here. There is also a train station in Volterra that is on the Cecina-Volterra Railway.

Once you're in town then it is quite compact and very easy to walk around. This is the easiest way to explore the city and also the most enjoyable as you're able to soak up the wonderful atmosphere.
1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.
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Travel Tips

Getting to Volterra

By backpackguru in Intercity Transportation
The best way to get to Volterra is by bus. If you choose o drive there are a variety of parking options that ring the town. The most conveniently located and only underground parking options is at Piazza Martiri della Liberta, which charges 10 euros a day or 1.4 euros and hour. The town itself is very walkable so driving is not recommended.