Exclusive holiday home close to Volterra. Our old farmhouse from the mid-nineteenth century, recently renovated with respect for tradition, offers a perfect starting point to explore Tuscany.

The Inn

Immersed in the greenery of the Tuscan countryside, our inn is ready to welcome you! Discover our simple Tuscan-style accommodation as used by travellers for decades. Perfect place for a short stop to sleep or have a drink and a snack at our bar.

There was an old tower here which unfortunately has been lost in time. But its position along the via Romana del Sale which descended from Volterra to the river Era and continued to Florence suggests that this was a customs post or a post where the horses could rest before the final and demanding ascent of "the noble hill" going up to Volterra.

At Locanda Prato d'Era we have 6 rooms with a privat, small but functional bathroom were we can accommodate up to 12 to 15 people.The rooms are decorated in a minimalist way with original and restored furniture that fits the history of the building. On the ground floor there is a bathroom for guests with a disability. Locanda Prato d'Era is asy to reach and just a few minutes from the center of Volterra.


The Surroundings

The farm is located just a few minutes from the center of Volterra. San Gimignano, Siena, Florence and the coast are also easily accessible. Ideal starting point for excursions by mountain bike, walks or horseback to the nature reserve of Montenero. Or would you rather go to one of the wineries for a wine tasting or visit the Etruscan museum in Volterra.

Volterra celebrates 3000 years of history and cherishes an artistic and architectural heritage that can be admired and appreciated simply by strolling through the narrow streets of the historic center. Volterra has always been and still is a close-knit community, where as children we learned to walk by chasing the pigeons that paraded on the stone pavement of the main square, the Piazza dei Priori. We played hide and seek and hid along the medieval walls and in the Etruscan tombs, went to school in 18th century buildings and prayed in 13th century churches. Today our children play treasure hunt among the paintings of Rosso Fiorentino and Ghirlandaio.

Enjoy one of the most beautiful areas in the world, Tuscany, starting from this special holiday home.


To not only offer you fantastic accommodation, but to really let you experience Volterra and Tuscany, we offer you various activities.

Some activities are free for all our guests. Some are included when you stay with us for 3 days or longer.

Discover them all!

Shuttle service San Gimignano/ Pisa

Discover Volterra and its surroundings with our shuttle service. Our shuttle service is at your disposal: the rate to San Gimignano is €28 per person, to Pisa Airport €50 per person. This service is only available upon reservation, at least 24 hours in advance and after checking availability. Prices can be adjusted depending on demand and organisation.

Saint Gimignano

   Departure 9.30am return at 4pm.

Pisa airport

    Between 9.30am and 9.30pm

Who We Are

I am Patrizio Giannelli, born and raised in Volterra. I would like to share my love for Volterra and its surroundings. That is why I, together with my colleague Inge Nijkerk, welcome you to stay in one of our beautifully renovated historic buildings, Case d’Epoca. Experience the authenticity of the local culture, traditions and the enchantment of a timeless environment surrounded by untouched nature.

We can help and guide you to explore lesser known sites, discover art, recommend local products and where to admire the local artifacts and see the alabaster workshops. Alabaster is an artistic craft inherent and exclusive to Volterra. The skills and working techniques of the art of alabaster carving have been passed on from generation to generation over the centuries.

We will do everything we can to give you an unforgettable holiday in one of our exclusive holiday homes in Volterra, Tuscany.


Prices start from from €80,- per night.

Feel free to ask about possible discounts or offers!


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