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Palazzo dei Priori

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Address: Piazza dei Priori, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: 0588/87257
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The oldest Government Palace in Tuscany

Volterra's Palazzo dei Priori is the oldest Government Palace in Tuscany. It served as the model for most of the Government Palaces built there during Medieval and Renaissance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Volterra's Palazzo dei Priori is the oldest Government Palace in Tuscany. It served as the model for most of the Government Palaces built there during Medieval and Renaissance times, including the most famous of all, Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Large and impressive. By the time we visited it was nice and shady. There were some toilets just outside the top corner and a great ice cream shop and bar just outside the bottom corner

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

from 1208 a handsome building at the Piazza dei Priori serving as the town council meeting place is the oldest cityhall in Tuscany- you can see the big hall where the councellors meet

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Worth a visit as part of the combined ticket which gives access to most of the tourist sites in Volterra. A few interesting rooms with frescoes and an exhibition of some contemporary art on the top floor. Great views over the main square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This attraction really doesn't do itself any favours in terms of advertising! This was included in the attractions in the Volterra Card (€20 for a family ticket) and was the highlight of the attractions, for me. This is the oldest of the medieval town halls in the area and is of a style more commonly associated withFlorence and Siena. The... More 

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

a lovely place to sit and people watch. There was a market when we were there offering lots of traditional food and drink as well as gifts

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A lovely place to people watch whilst surrounded by fantastic architecture. Lots of things going on. In the few days we were visiting there was a vegan fayre, classic car show & live band in the square!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Quick visit to this museum. Quite well preserved, however like with everything in Italy it could do with a little more spending on. The view from the top is fantastic. It is a very interesting museum in a very interesting hilltop town. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The 13th century Palazzo dei Priori is beautifully decorated. This, together with the other palaces and the tower surrounding the Piazza dei Priori, form a very pleasing setting. .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Lovely building in the centre that is the back drop of a square which often has events. Vintage cars were being shown when I was there

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