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Volterra

Volterra, Italy
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Temecula, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This little town was amazing with nice cobble stone and narrow streets. This is where they also filmed some scenes from the movie Twilight. Nice little restaurants and great alabaster souvenirs. It sits on top of a hill with lovely views and not far from Pisa.

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Old walled city. Very picturesque and not as busy as San Gimignano. A little farther away from Borgo Corte Fredda, but well worth it.

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Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The trip to Volterra was exciting as the city was in 550m high, surrounded by Tuscany's fine vineyards. The parking lot was easy to find. The medieval streets of Volterra had almost magical feeling and from every corner you'll find a nice restaurant or a souvenir shop. Highly recommended - we really enjoyed our visit.

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Southampton, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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