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Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 1 nightlife in Volterra
Type: Civic Centers
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wonderful views, hillside town, most attractive streets , typically Italian piazzas, parks and rooftop views. Stunning place to visit. Food was typically fabulous too. We did a day trip from Lari where we were staying. We are glad to have made the effort.

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Livingston, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were on our way to Florence with a group and stopped here for just a few hours. We knew it was an Etruscan hilltop city but had no idea that there was also a very large Roman excavation there. Also, it did not have the crowds that Florence is currently overrun with. There are many churches beyond the amazing... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Volterra is city whit you can miss in this zone. is nice, small and special. Only think is if you are looking fot the fontane from movie FULL NIGHT is not there. i was disapointed too. but is really nice city and have many place to vicit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had stayed at the enjoyable Fattoria Voltrona just 4+ miles outside of San Gimignano, and although the pool, food and service were excellent, we wanted to do something different, so with a car at our disposal, we took the short drive to Volterra to look around and have dinner. Volterra is also up quite high, but the views of... More

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A good 3 hour stop while visiting hill towns. Roman amphitheatre ruins are interesting. Not overrun with tourists and very small, interesting streets and shops. Visit the hand made brass shop recommended by Rick Steves.

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Rutland, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Having a guide to take you around this lovely town is very helpful with all of it's Etruscan/Roman history. The Roman theatre, formerly used as a trash site, was excavated by locals to uncover this amazing theatre. Learn why this stone, not wooden, theatre is very unique during it's time. The Palazzo dei Priori, now a government building, was where... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Did not even know this was on a map. The small alleyways and little shops and restaurants made this a great place to visit. Well worth the drive and had great shops were alabaster is the main selling attraction. Great views over the tuscan countryside. If you get the chance worth visiting.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

While staying at a villa in Tuscany we had planned to visit San Gimigano. The owner of the place we were staying recommended we skip it as it is overrun with tourist and go instead to Volterra. We were not disappointed. We found the town to be very laid back and less affected by tourist. While they and we are... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is a must if you're visiting Tuscany as it it such an intersting little hill top town. If you get a chance go see the alabaster workshops. Watch out for the service charges in the restaurants here, they tend to put small print in the menue .

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We wandered around Volterra for a few hours and loved it. A beautiful place! Lots of interesting shops with alabaster, and plenty of twisting alleys.

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