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Volterra

Address: Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Volterra
Type: Civic centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Civic centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Sydney, Australia
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1,565 reviews 1,565 reviews
1,066 attraction reviews
1,546 helpful votes 1,546 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

For us this town is all about the artists working in alabaster, that chalky, white stone that is softer than marble from which intricate decorative sculpture as well as plates & bowls are shaped. We have bought a pair of lamps with a lovely translucence that diffuses a gentle glow. Creatively, window panes worked into thin transparent sheets are employed... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Volterra is one of those must-see cities in Tuscany. We parked at the bottom of the hill and hiked up -- and it was a hearty walk, with more up and down once you're in the city proper! We loved it, however....and had a wonderful time wandering through the shops, visiting the sites, and eating in a piazza. The shopping... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Love Volterra, always have! It's just a short distance from San Gimignano, so I always include a stay there (at the Albergo Villa Nencini). Spectacular views, great restaurants, and good shopping!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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62 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Here you can walk around and admire the traditional houses. You can go into the cathedral and watch its fabulous golden ceiling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice small town and wonderful surrounding hills. Very lively but less crowded with tourists than other small towns in Toscana.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

It was a fantastic tour of the ENEL geothermic plant and museum near Pomerance Pisano. It was low cost & mega interesting. Massimo treated us to Italian appetizers in a quaint village after the tour - very authentic. Massimo is a certified 'guida ambientale' fluent in English, passionate and knowledgeable. He can be reached at massimogazzarri@yahoo.it

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Reston, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

That's what we love about Europe. Sort of. We took a day trip to Volterra from Florence. It was a bit of a bust. First of all, it takes 1 ½ hours to get there. Then, in late November, many shops and restaurants are closed. The restrooms are only open on the weekend. The country side scenery en route is... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Following a Tuscan farmhouse luncheon we visited Volterra.... WOW! We drove up narrow winding mountain roads and Volterra appeared! There were churches castles old ruins and an actual functioning city. There were absolutely beautiful luxe shops w leathers alabaster and gourmand delights! The views from the top of Volterra are magnificent and commanding miles and miles of green countryside! In... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a lovely, typically Italian, hill town. It is a maze of streets with little shops and gorgeous views. You just need time to wander and absorb the atmosphere!

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San Diego, California, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were driven to Volterra but our guide who said this was his favorite town in Tuscany and where he would love to live! I agreed with him - this a lovely ancient town with wonderful windy cobblestone streets and great views. It wasn't as crowded as other places we visited and had a fantastic amphitheater! The Etruscan Gate there... More 

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