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Just the best place we visited in Tuscany

Amazing, wonderful place, takes you back in time. We had a wonderful time walking in the alleys, fresh food everywhere. The shops with alabaster products were so beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing, wonderful place, takes you back in time. We had a wonderful time walking in the alleys, fresh food everywhere. The shops with alabaster products were so beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Volterra is a well-kept secret in Tuscany. If driving from Florence to Siena, it is a very good option to do it via Volterra. Enjoy strolling around, visiting the Duomo and the Palazzo del Priori and having breakfast in any of the many cafes located in the Historic Center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Outstanding experience! If you are lucky enough to be near Volterra during the 2 weekends they have this festival then GO! Good experience for all ages! Food, demonstrations, music, etc. Costumes were unbelievable! Very local event. We were the only Americans we saw. A must do!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Volterra sits high above rich farmland encircled by Etruscan and Roman walls. The Roman theater and excellent Etruscan museum, with amazing artifacts, sets the tone for the importance of this hill town. We were fortunate to be there for the Medieval Festival this past weekend. It was Magical. The drum & bugle corps, with people in costume, walking through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

No Hollywood movies have been shoot here. The Volterra just gave the idea how to name the Valturias and you know what I mean )))

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to Volterra three or four times, usually just a couple hours but this time stayed overnight and did pretty much a full day. It is one of my favorite cities in Central Italy, similar to Viterbo and Orvieto, or even Perugia, but smaller. Several hidden gems including Piazza dei Priori, the Roman Theater and some of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Volterra was a bit of a drive from our villa but it was well worth it. The roads are quite windy but the views are simply stunning. We were lucky enough to park fairly near the top but it is very steep. The town itself is quite large and you can easily spend 3 hours wandering around the streets. Loads... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We spent a weekend in Volterra during their Renaissance Festival. The city is beautiful, and fairly easy to get to from Cecina. We traveled from Rome on the train to Cecina, then by bus to Volterra. The views are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited Volterra during the August AD 1398 festival and had a brilliant day. After paying 10euros per adult (kids were free) we wandered around the town with all the locals in medieval costume and many stalls selling related souvenirs and refreshments. On the park area by the castle we saw falconry displays, tried shooting a cross bow, played medieval... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited this town on the recommendation of Rick Steves and we're not disappointed. There's so much history from the days of the Etruscan people through WWII and still going strong. The locals go about their daily chores and are very kind. Does not seem to be a big tourist stop which makes it even better.

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