Hotel Nazionale in Volterra is housed in a former palace turned into a hotel in 1890. The central position allows you to go on foot to discover Volterra, being less than fifty meters from the Piazza dei Priori, and all from the Etruscan Porta 'Arc, the historical heart of the beautiful town of Siena.
Opposite the Hotel National opens the most beautiful vantage point of Volterra, from which you can admire the sloping hills of the Val di Cecina to the sea.
Leaving the car in the comfortable guarded parking public just a few meters, you will reach the Hotel National, cozy, simple and relaxing, with restaurant to complete the range of services that allow you to enjoy the typicality of Tuscany in its various nuances and characteristics.
Ideal for groups of friends or organized thanks to the absolute proximity of the bus terminal, the hotel has 40 rooms and is open all year. On the occasion of the numerous events that take place in Volterra periodically they renew themselves constantly interesting last minute offers, packages and special discounts.
For the more adventurous who like to travel with bicycles Hotel Nazionale Volterra provides free storage; bikers will find the appropriate public spaces free in front of the hotel.
Surrounded by the charm of the story through the eyes and works of distinguished guests among which we remember the English writer DH Lawrence and Gabriele D'Annunzio, whose description of Volterra as the "city of wind and rock" is remembered on a plaque at the entrance of the hotel.
In 1965, the National Hotel hosted also the crew of the cinematic masterpiece of Luchino Visconti's "Sandra of a Thousand Delights", with unforgettable characters like Claudia Cardinale and Jean Sorel.
A key feature is the diversity: each of the 40 rooms of the Hotel National in decor and layout differs from the other but all are welcoming to its guests feel at home and equipped with spacious bathrooms with bath or shower .
Some of Hotel kept intact some original architectural features of the building such as high vaulted ceilings, others offer beautiful views to the hills and the sea just 40 minutes, others overlook the ancient palaces of Volterra among which stands out for the height of the tower near the Palazzo dei Priori, the town hall medieval oldest in Tuscany.
Service breakfast buffet is renowned thanks to the homemade cakes; for those who want it is also possible to take the half board or full board à la carte (there's even pizza!) in the adjacent restaurant, nothing more comfortable. The equipment of a lift makes it absolutely easy access to rooms in different floors and WiFi Internet access is free.
The Restaurant AL RISTORO adjacent to the Hotel National is the expression of a good Tuscan cuisine made from fresh ingredients, enhanced by a careful selection of wines. The dishes that integrate both venison dishes made with truffles, (especially in the autumn to coincide with the prestigious wine event Volterragusto), typical soups and homemade cakes. To satisfy everyone, you can also order pizza.
In summer it is pleasant to sit at small tables outside and enjoy a glimpse of the beautiful Piazza dei Priori and the fantastic sunsets that color the Val di Cecina.
The restaurant of the Hotel National has a large room that can reach up to 110 people and is therefore particularly suitable for weddings, ceremonies, official dinners or work. For reservations, please contact our staff.
There will be special menus for lunches of tourist groups of passage.
Guests of the Hotel National Restaurant offers the chance to take advantage of half board or full board with à la carte menu.
In the morning, in these same spacious room, it is served every day, renowned for its rich and varied buffet.
The hotel also has a lounge bar where you can meet and exchange pleasant chat, maybe organizing excursions in Volterra or other famous art cities in the area.
In winter the restaurant in Volterra can observe some periods of closure.