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Volterra Walking Tour

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Address: Piazza Martiri della Liberta, Volterra, Italy
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Annie Adair and her colleagues offer a introductory walking tour of...

Annie Adair and her colleagues offer a introductory walking tour of Volterra, Tuscany's oldest, continuously-inhabited city.The one-hour walk is held EVERY DAY from 6pm to 7pm, April through October (except August). Cost: €10 per person, minimum 3 persons or €30Meeting point: Piazza Martiri della Libertà, in front of the ALI alabaster shop.This is a group tour, and there is no need to book in advance.The walk is done in English by professional, licensed guides and touches on Volterra's Etruscan, Roman and Medieval history.

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Volterra walking tour with Annie Adair

We scheduled a two hour walking tour of Volterra with Annie Adair. She is a delightful American/Italian and a walking encyclopedia regarding the history and culture of Volterra... read more

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We scheduled a two hour walking tour of Volterra with Annie Adair. She is a delightful American/Italian and a walking encyclopedia regarding the history and culture of Volterra. Her tour was the highlight of our visit to the very charming and historically fascinating Volterra.

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janviertuscany, Proprietario at Volterra Walking Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words - it is always a pleasure and great satisfaction to tour Volterra with people who are curious about and engaged with the world around them! I hope to see you again in Volterra. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was one of the best tours we've ever taken. If you can visit but ONE Tuscan hill town, visit Volterra. Annie Adair is SUPER knowledgeable about many things, and in particular the history and culture of Volterra. Having been raised in the US (DC, then a graduate of Brown University) so her English is perfect. Volterra is a lesser... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Volterra as a side trip from the wine country. This preChristian hilltop town is nothing short of impressive! Founded around the 8th century BCE it was an important Etruscan city. The city is compact and reasonably accessible on foot. The main sights include the cathedral (frescos), several museums dedicated to the Etruscan period and a very impressive Roman... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This was one town that we stopped by while driving through Tuscany. We only spent a couple hours here but will definitely go back. City high on a hill with an amazing old city feel. From the edge of the wall on a clear day, you can see the island of Crete. Many shops sell alabaster items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Words cannot describe exploring the city of Volterra, after walking up the many steps to get to the top, your breath is literally taken away. Annie Adair was our tour guide and what an amazing guide she is. An American transplant from D.C. found atop of an ancient city built before the Romans invaded. What a treat! She is so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We scheduled a 3 hour walking tour of Volterra with Annie Adair. This was a fantastic and informative tour. Communication ahead of time was prompt and clear. Volterra is a fascinating and beautiful town and significantly less crowded than San Gimignano. I would highly recommend the services of Annie Adair so that you get the most out of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We learned about Volterra Walking Tours through a guidebook, and we were not disappointed. Claudia was a great guide, and her enthusiasm for the town and its history really came through. It was a great way to get acquainted with Volterra in a short time. She also provided great restaurant recommendations that we used after the tour was over. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Claudia gives a great tour. Her knowledge and passion for Volterra is obvious. We found this tour to be a low cost, great way to learn a bit more about the town

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Volterra Walking tour given by Claudia. She was enthusiastically proud of her Volterran roots and presented an excellent historic introduction to this old, hilltop town. We only had time for the tour on this trip, but I also recommend this for anyone who wants to get acquainted with Volterra at the beginning of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were in Volterra, a lovely medieval town not too far from San Gimignano. While similar to San Gimignano it is quite different on certain aspects. Certainly worth the visit

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