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Address: Volterra, Italy
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The Tuscan 'cliffs'.

When visiting Volterra it's a must to visit the 'Balze'. It's a spectacular view to see these 'Tuscan cliffs'. It taks a walk starting from the city but the spectacular view makes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Vespa9000
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Ghent, Belgium
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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

When visiting Volterra it's a must to visit the 'Balze'. It's a spectacular view to see these 'Tuscan cliffs'. It taks a walk starting from the city but the spectacular view makes it good.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 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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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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1 Thank Koviljka S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 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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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 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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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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