Shopping and Dining: A supermarket, smaller food shops and a choice of restaurants are just 50 yards away with a larger selection of restaurants, cafes and shopping at 150 yards away, along the main streets.
Not To Be Missed: The alabaster workshops in Volterra where it is possible to see an artisan at work and purchase pieces. Volterra has one of the best Etruscan museums, Museo Guarnacci open mid-March through October. This private collection was donated to Volterra with funery urns dating back to 4 BC.
Internet Points: There are a handful of Internet cafes in Volterra with the most interesting being Web and Wine on Via all' Arco, a cafe that doubles as a wine bar.
Beaches: Within a 30 minute drive are the sandy beaches of the Tuscan coast.
Hiking: Just 15 minutes east of Volterra, there are several paths through the woods starting from Mazzolla.
Open Air Markets: Morning markets are held in Pomarance on Thursdays, in Saline di Volterra on Tuesdays and in Volterra on Saturday mornings in the main square.