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Volterra

Volterra, Italy
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Type: Civic Centers
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Southampton, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This town was a pretty town with great sites. it is situated near the alabaster mines with it is known for. we walked around for a while and had lunch at a little vegetarian restaurant which had glass floors so you could see the historic ruins below the restaurant. Food good too.

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Middle Tennessee
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52 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Volterra is situated on a hilltop which is a great strategic location. The city has a lot of alabaster shops and the usual restaurants, pizzerias, and sandwich shops. It is very charming to walk around the old city and there are not so many tour groups. We got the Volterra card at the Etruscan museum which allowed us up into... More

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Aramco
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102 reviews 102 reviews
42 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Perhaps it was because we saw Volterra later in the day on a weekend, but our final impression of Volterra was that it was a little underwhelming. The approach to the medieval hill town is amazing as Volterra rests powerfully upon its mount visible for many miles in all directions. It was a town valued for its defensive assets, for... More

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Billingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We weren't expecting much from this hill top village but found it quite charming. A lovely place to spend a few hours relaxing, roaming round the many varied shops and lots of places to eat and drink. There is a widely advertised museum of torture which another tourist found very interesting, but we did not visit as this was not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

but it depends on your means of travel. Bus ride can be a bit confusing because you must change buses in another town (Colle' de...)and the ticket office/tobacco shop across the street is not obvious to the traveler, but you must have a second bus ticket from Colle' to take you in to Volterra. The bus ride is fun, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were actually lucky enough to see a wedding right in the middle of the square when we were sitting at one of the many cafés. Beautiful gorgeous place.

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We traveled up to the town of Volterra last week by car. There is car park just outside of the town making it easy to park and walk into the town. The journey there was through beautiful typically Tuscan countryside and up a steep road. The town is very old surrounded by an old 'city' wall. The town has lots... More

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited Volterra this summer with 3 kids aged 2,5,8. We arrived a day before the Volterra 1398ad festival, and spent a whole day in the city. The city is beautiful. The center is almost flat, which makes it easy to walk with kids. The festival is highly recommended for the whole family. The kids were very happy, and so... More

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Herefordshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Volterra was probably the most stunning of all the madly gorgeous and beautiful hill towns we visited in Tuscany. I just wish we had spent more time there - the Museum ticket entitled us to visit all five locations in 72 hours, but we only managed two (Etruscan and Alabaster) in the afternoon we were there. I have run out... More

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New York, NY
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Volterra is a wonderful city in Tuscany, historically rich and quite high in elevation. The city has much to offer, including hotels and restaurants. It is worth the trip up the mountain to experience it because it is unlike most of the walled cities in Italy. Volterra is always on my itinerary whenever I visit Tuscany. During this most recent... More

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