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Volterra, Tuscany, Italy

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How much money will you need for your trip to Volterra? You should plan to spend around €81 ($88) per day on your vacation in Volterra, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €29 ($31) on meals for one day and €3.43 ($3.73) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Volterra for a couple is €97 ($105). So, a trip to Volterra for two people for one week costs on average €1,134 ($1,233). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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A vacation to Volterra for one week usually costs around €567 for one person. So, a trip to Volterra for two people costs around €1,134 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €2,268 in Volterra. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

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How much does a trip to Volterra cost? Is Volterra expensive? The average Volterra trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Volterra prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Volterra
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Volterra is €48. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Volterra is €97.

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

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Transportation Budget in Volterra
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Volterra is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €3.43 per person, per day, on local transportation in Volterra.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Volterra
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  • While meal prices in Volterra can vary, the average cost of food in Volterra is €29 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Volterra should cost around €11 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
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  • Entertainment and activities in Volterra typically cost an average of €9.14 per person, per day. 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
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  • The average person spends about €13 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.

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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.

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