"Don't be fooled by the posted distances!" Top 5 Page for this destination Volterra Transportation Tip by Bunsch

Volterra Transportation: 5 reviews and 7 photos

It's not uncommon for people who live in relatively flat places, or in places with multi-lane highways, to imagine that they know how long it will take to get from Point A to Point B. So hearing that Volterra is 60 km away from Florence might lead such folks to conclude that they might easily arrive a mere hour or so after departure. Setting aside the likelihood of taking a wrong turning in the notoriously poorly-signed rotaries and intersections, there simply is no way to make the drive so quickly. Two-lane roads which wind and twist -- even discounting the glorious landscape which practically requires one to slow down and enjoy the vistas -- are not designed for speedy transportation. I'd allow two hours.

So when you read that San Gimigiano is only 16 km away...better pack a lunch!

Mode: TO
Type: Car/Motor Home

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  • Written Aug 6, 2010
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