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Palazzo dei Priori

Piazza dei Priori, Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is just gorgeous, it amazes me to walk on stone that people walked on before the birth of Christ. Just awesome.

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Paris, France
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The exhibition which I have seen it this year, it will be also in 2015. It was an amazing idea how it was made. It is not just an artist involved, bat a group of artists and it is displayed in all the museums and important building in the city of Volterra. Very nice idea, very nice concept. If you... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice piazza with 2-3 places to sit and sip a glass of Super Tuscan, or have a meal. Great at night. Be sure to try and spot the tower with the little pig way up high.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We got married at the fabulous Palazzo dei Priori on 4 July 2014. It all started with me falling in love with a picture of the ceremony room online - further research only paved the way to more perfection and from there it was a short step to convincing my fiancé and family that an Italian wedding was the way... More

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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136 reviews 136 reviews
43 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were just driving around Tuscany when we happened upon Volterra--a gem hidden in the hills of Tuscany. The medieval town is easy to walk around and meanders through side streets filled with shops of all types. We throughly enjoyed our brief stay in the town and also discovered a state prison near one of the entrances. When I walked... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This medieval building is the earliest surviving Town Hall in Tuscany is has an unusual 5 sides tower and great views from the top floor. he Council room was redecorated by the Florentines when they sacked and occupied the city in the renaissance. The exterior and foyer have plaques of the coat of arms of the various Florentine overlords

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35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My little family stumbled upon this fun experience. It was fun to see the actual town hall that is still used today and then to get to climb to the top of the tower to were the actual bell is was the icing on the cake! The tickets were 3,50 euro per adult, kids were free. The kids enjoyed seeing... More

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North Yorkshire
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5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

For a couple of euros we saw some historical exhibition rooms and climbed the tower, from which there were some fantastic views over the town and the surrounds, made better by the sunny weather at the time. Thoroughly recommend the climb - quite easy provided you have reasonable mobility.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This building is a piece of living history. The stones from which it is built have witnessed centuries of civic life, military conflict, celebrations in the piazza, as generations have lived and died in its shadow. Just a glance at the shields and heraldry displayed on its walls both inside and out is testament to the many families who have... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Volterra is a pearl. Walking across Piazza dei Priori is really suggestive. But if you have the chance to go on the top of the Priori Palace, you will enjoy a terrific view not only of Volterra, but of Tuscany. We had to wait 20 minutes during the Red Night (a local event organized each year in September, where all... More

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