At the northern end of the city is the Badia di San Giusto, an important Camaldolese monastery founded in 1034 by the bishop of Volterra and dedicated to the patron saint of the city. The abbey is worth a visit for the well-preserved cloister and refectory, but also, simply for the spectacular panorama it offers.
You can't miss the small villages like Montemiccioli, a small castle built on the borderline between the territory of Volterra and that of San Gimignano or Saline di Volterra, which owes its name to the deposits of rock salt contained in its subsoil exploited continuously from the second half of the tenth century.
Go south-east towards the Berignone Forest Nature Reserve. Woods and rich fauna cover more than two thousand hectares. At the Masso delle Fanciulle resort, you will find a perfect swimming area to cool off on hot summer days.