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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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Town Hall

The most ancient palace in Volterrra was once home to the bishop and is now the town hall. Inside a some beautiful works of art. When we were there a group of students dressed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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High Point, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Volterra is well worth the trip. It sits high on a hill with an amazing view. There are lots of interesting shops and museums. Lots of opportunities for people watching. Unfortunately we were there on a rainy day and most of the shops were closed. Don't go on a day with bad weather.

Thank Andrea27265
St. Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most ancient palace in Volterrra was once home to the bishop and is now the town hall. Inside a some beautiful works of art. When we were there a group of students dressed in medieval clothing were putting on a show of Ancient Italy.

Thank happycamperSt_Albert
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like any Tuscan town, there's always the Piazza or in this case a Palazzo humming with people and echoing laughter and chatter. Once again you will be stunned with the rich history, the old stonework and beautiful architecture. If you are in Volterra you won't miss the Palazzo. so grab an espresso and enjoy the experience...we did!

Thank Dudley C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ancient internal hall was converted to a wonderful civic wedding venue. It is one side of the central Piazzza dei Priori which had a truffle celebration and on the Sunday a small attractive internal market with inter alia a mass of local pecorino cheeses, and a fascinatindg display in the square of the local band and flag throwers in... More 

Thank Douglas C
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a particularly photogenic square as the building may be old but are nor impressive. There is a single restaurant in one corner and that is basically all there is. The town of Volterra, however, is well worth a visit as it comprises of several narrow streets, on slight incline. The shops are all small individual shops, cafes,... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Plenty of artefacts and historical items which are well worth seeing. The Palazzo del Priori is centrally located in Volterra and is one of the items included on the Volterra Card so you can see this palace as well as five other places for 15 euros (12 euros for concesssions) which I feel is good value if you are spending... More 

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vallejo, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Excellent Government Tourist Office, Historica Buildings, Local Artisan's Coop Shop, very good "Bar Priori" with very good drinks and very fair pricing, very helpful Private Tourist Agency.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

When we visited, there was a festival of medieval flag waving (?) and drumming going on which was cool. In general, a very nice place to wander through.

Thank Keith R
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The fee for this is really insignificant. For which, you can see the top three floors of this building and climb the bell tower. You stand literally under the bell! Really a lot to see for the cost. There are the painted rooms, and art exhibition, historical artefacts and the tower.

Thank Jennifer_L_R_T
Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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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