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Palazzo dei Priori

Piazza dei Priori, Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Volterra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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jerusalem
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was a great medieval hall and the staff were wonderful. Antonio climbed with us to the top of the tower and the poor man has to do this with each group of visitors always with a smile and clear explanations of what we are seeing. Off season and off the beaten track, this is a well maintained site

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Durham
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great situation for a drink and lunchtime meal/snack. Can I beat a place with an atmosphere and historic setting...no! It's perfect.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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102 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Volterra is well worth at least a day trip and the main piazza is quite impressive.. The town is walkable and has been an important center since Etruscan times.

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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
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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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Oregon
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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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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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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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