Lombroso Museum

Lombroso Museum

The Museum Lombroso Thanks to the agreement between ASL (local health service)and the Municipality of Volterra and the new partnership with the “Inclusione Graffio Parola” Association, the Lombroso Museum is now open to the public with regular visits. In...
Monterufoli Nature Reserve

Monterufoli Nature Reserve

Between the sea and the Tuscan inland The reserve allows us to admire nature’s colors in every season, with its waters, waterfalls and forests Big forests and thick evergreen vegetation with the characteristic rocky outcrops make up the main feature of this hilly area...
Montenero Nature Reserve

Montenero Nature Reserve

On the hills of the Upper Valdera The Montenero nature reserve stretches between Volterra and San Gimignano, at a height of 508 meters on the Northern side of Mount Nero Walking through the evergreen forests and along the clear waters of the Strolla stream, one can...
Berignone Nature Reserve

Berignone Nature Reserve

The area of Tatti-Berignone The nature reserve of Berignone is highly important from a naturalistic point of view, because of its good conservation work, the high level of nature present and the vast biodiversity Walking around in the reserve makes it easy to immerse...
Campani Villa in Roncolla

Campani Villa in Roncolla

The Campani Villa in Roncolla The villa is a readaptation of Palazzo Guarnacci On the regional road (Strada Regionale) 68, only a few kilometers from Volterra going towards San Gimignano lies the quaint and characteristic “borgo” of Roncolla. Its name might come from...
Viti Villa in Mazzolla

Viti Villa in Mazzolla

The Viti Villa with its neo-Gothic facade The villa, a property of the Viti family, is a pleasant example of an overlap of styles ranging from the Middle Ages to the 1800s. It opens on a big garden with two defensive towers in its corners, from which one can enjoy a...
Villa and borgo of Pignano

Villa and borgo of Pignano

The villa and the “borgo” of Pignano with two separate old centers The ancient Pignano Castle has a long history, and there have been many disputes over it over the years between Volterra and San Gimignano because of its location. It first was built as a...
Scornello Villa

Scornello Villa

The Scornello Villa A noble residence with its own chapel and farm The Scornello Villa is located on the top of a hill about 10 km from Volterra at a height of 285 meters, and it’s surrounded by a big park that one can access through an avenue of cypresses. Scornello...
Ulignano Villa

Ulignano Villa

The Amongst the most interesting villas of the area It was built between 1608 and 1615 by the order of Admiral Iacopo Inghirami on the remains of an older castle, the Ulignano Castle. This castle was a part of the municipality of Volterra, and its role was to protect...
Villamagna

Villamagna

The “borgo” of Villamagna A strategic castle-”borgo” dating back to the 8th century Villamagna is located in the North-West of the municipality of Volterra, over the Capriggine stream, which flows into the Era river at Molino d’Era. Villamagna was first mentioned in...
Sensano

Sensano

The “borgo” of Sensano Small and surrounded by cypresses An old parish church from the 12th century is located in the rural “borgo” of Sensano. It follows a Romanesque style and is dedicated to Saints Ippolito and Cassiano. From here, one has a stunning view over the...
San Cipriano

San Cipriano

The “borgo” of San Cipriano of medieval origin San Cipriano is located a bit north from, along the provincial road “pisana”, between Montebradoni and Molino d’Era. The “borgo” was built in the Middle Ages around a small hospital called Verano in San Cipriano, and it...