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Address: Volterra, Italy
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A better alternative than San Gimignano

Volterra is quite a lot like San Gimignano - but without the towers and tourists. OK - there *are* some tourists but nothing like San Gimignano and the atmosphere is basically the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Volterra is quite a lot like San Gimignano - but without the towers and tourists. OK - there *are* some tourists but nothing like San Gimignano and the atmosphere is basically the same. A cozy medival village. The views of the surrounding countryside are quite amazing.

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Basalt, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great small hill town. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and many small cafes and restaurants. Finding a laundromat was a plus too!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Disappointed not to be able to go into the castle but it appeared to be being used as the local prison. We had a lovely walk around the town and got some great views. Very different landscape to the Chianti hills where we were staying.

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Austin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Volterra was our 8th hilltop town in Tuscany in three days, and the last we visited during our time in Tuscany, so perhaps we were just tired of seeing so many towns and they started to run together. Two memorable things about Volterra, the alabaster and the ruins of a Roman theater. We bought some gelato, did a self-guided tour... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is an other typical Tuscan town and its speciality is the alabaster production. We visited a small factory where the production itself was demonstrated. It was very interesting to see, and the products are really unique.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

a long cycle ride of 11 km up to the town was rewarded by a town that was not just interesting for the sights but had a nice feel to it

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The drive to Volterra is wonderful and with its elevation, the views are unparalleled. Parking in high season can be challenging but Lots 3 and 4 are fine.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Volterra is one of the most unknown towns of the classic Tuscany visitor but it is a beautifull and verry authentic old city that has a lot to offer for the tourist. Nice historic buildings, small medieval streets, a lot of shops and plenty of good restaurants, bars and cafateria's (for all kind of prices: cheap to expensive). Give it... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great walk!!!! Sight is impressive, great vibe, full of tourists of course. Can t drive in the old town, but easy to find parking. Wonderful romantic town!

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Beautiful city with hills everywhere…. fun walking. The city is known for its alabaster and the work done in that medium is truly beautiful. And then there are the references to torture everywhere you look, it seems… perhaps we were just seeing a dozen signs to the same torture museum! The views from the palisades are amazing. Beautiful piazza in... More 

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Address: Volterra, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra

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