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Address: Volterra, Italy

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Lovely town, slightly off the main tourist list

I've visited here many times over the years and enjoy its relaxed feel. It doesn't quite have the atmosphere of Siena or San Gimignano but it's worth a visit when you've ticked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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122 reviews 122 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've visited here many times over the years and enjoy its relaxed feel. It doesn't quite have the atmosphere of Siena or San Gimignano but it's worth a visit when you've ticked off the main tourist destinations and want to try somewhere a little more relaxed. There's plentrmy of alabaster shops and a few museums worth a visit, plus some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing but beautiful places, museums, boutiques, restaurants and terrasses ! Get atop the Town hall for the magnificent view.

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Braselton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not only is Volterra an amazing hill town worth a day trip, you can find the most amazing alabaster items you will ever see, from works of art to practical items to lamps and sconces. The alabaster coop in the middle of town is like a museum with everything for sale. Stay for a night if you can.

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Tortola
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very cool town with great history. Lots of restaurants and shops, beautiful setting and lots of museums. Highly recommend as a destination.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the town offers great views from the top square, it is very old and beautifuuly organized, with many small streets and delicous restaurants

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

In my opinion, if you have time to visit only one medieval city in Tuscany, your choice should be Volterra. It's far less touristy than, say, San Gimignano. Yes, there are shops selling tourist trinkets, but also a variety of stores with quality goods, including the work of local artists, jewelers, and sculptors. The view of the plains below is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Walking around the city checking some nice spots to see. Landscape is beautiful and the buildings are decorated with flowers during Spring time. Little alleys have good restaurants to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Volterra is fascinating and beautiful if occasionally very busy, good shops and restaurants. with great views over the surrounding Tuscan hills and villages.

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Hannut, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Less beautiful than San Gimignano, but really worth visiting. They say it is less touristic, it is definitely than San Gimignano,but one should not believe he will be the only visitor....Even in the beginning of May, there were already quite some people. Like Radicondoli, where we lived, this city is slightly higher (about +500M) which makes it slightly colder then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Go visit Gabrio's alabastore shop on the road towards la Pace restaurant for lunch and you'll have a true tuscan experience

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