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Address: Volterra, Italy

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Atmospheric Volterra

Striking cliff formation showing eroded strata of soft rock. Is best viewed from track opposite rather than from the area indicated by the signs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2014
Celia D
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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Bergen, Norway
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153 reviews 153 reviews
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543 helpful votes 543 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Yes the spot is fenced off because of land erosion, yet you can still still see through the metal fence the cliffs down below. However, there are some stunning views across the horizon to the valley down below especially on a clear sunny day. There`s a trail to follow, and some information cards to read and know more about the... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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100 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's a great view of Volterra and the surrounding countryside. There are some walking paths and a very nice CAMPSITE, with good facilities. However, if you are short of time, you can skip it. There are beautiful views everywhere in Tuscany

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Striking cliff formation showing eroded strata of soft rock. Is best viewed from track opposite rather than from the area indicated by the signs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Volterra is very charming and Blaze Cliffs, even a bit away, are fantastic... view is amazing and the perfect temperature at this time of year is making a walk very pleasent.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Worth the effort to see the views and understand the Etruscan history of Volterra, if history is your thing

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Dublin, Ireland
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is very interesting, a church sitting on the edge of a cliff since the 1800s. A little tricky to find, but worth a view, to see this very good example of why Volterra has reduced by about 2/3s as the town has shifted.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

If you are intrigued by the history of this town, be sure to check out these cliffs. Walking along the top you can see fairly well preserved remains of the wall and you can't help but think about all the history that these walls represent. The view from the top was spectacular but there is more to see if you... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 via mobile

Approaching Volterra through the main road, you start to wonder about remote history,maybe in the prehistoric time or in Etruschi era, when Volterra was almost the only city in Italy and maybe in western Europe. Since that time, Those rocks,cliffs,holes have seen innumerable human events, hidden tragedies and mysterious facts,without altering their terrific aspects and losing their match with the... More 

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Ascot
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83 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Ask at the tourist office in the main square to show you the very easy route out to this lovely spot by a campsite overlooking dramatic steep cliffs and the abbey in the distance which apparently you can visit at certain times on Friday-Sunday. Well worth a look and a few shots with the camera.

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We walked from Porta all'Arco and didn't see many signposts for pedestrians. Locals were pretty helpful and we found it in the end. Quite a big camp site on top of cliffs and some remains of Etrucan walls. Some good views over country side but I have a feeling The Balze itself can be seen better from roadway below.

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

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