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Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Volterra?

You should plan to spend around $110 (€101) per day on your vacation in Volterra. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $39 (€36) on meals
  • $4.64 (€4.29) on local transportation
  • $131 (€121) on hotels

A one week trip to Volterra for two people costs, on average, $1,535 (€1,417). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Volterra cost?

A one week trip to Volterra usually costs around $768 (€709) for one person and $1,535 (€1,417) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Volterra on average costs around $1,535 (€1,417) for one person and $3,071 (€2,835) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Volterra will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Volterra on average costs around $3,290 (€3,037) for one person and $6,580 (€6,074) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Volterra has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Volterra expensive to visit?

Prices in Volterra are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Volterra is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Trieste or Saaremaa.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Volterra Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Volterra?

The average Volterra trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Volterra travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 121 ($131)
Local Transportation 1 4.29 ($5)
Food 2 36 ($39)
Entertainment 1 11 ($12)
Alcohol 2 8 - 24 ($9 - 26)
Accommodation Budget in Volterra
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Volterra is $66 (€61). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Volterra is $131 (€121). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Volterra

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Volterra based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $125. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Volterra
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Volterra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $4.64 (€4.29) per person, per day, on local transportation in Volterra.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Volterra
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Rental Cars in Volterra
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Food Budget in Volterra
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Volterra can vary, the average cost of food in Volterra is $39 (€36) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Volterra should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Volterra is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Volterra
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Volterra typically cost an average of $12 (€11) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Volterra
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $17 (€16) on alcoholic beverages in Volterra per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Volterra On a Budget
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.
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.
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.

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.

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.


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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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.