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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: 058888261
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Beautiful Cathdral with Unique Artwork

The Cathedral was a very pleasant surprise, as we strolled through it. There are several paintings and other artwork. We were especially impressed with the "Chapel of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do visit if you like Cathedrals. I do. All different and yet much is the same. Tourists were lining up. Must have been tours. I try to get inside for a quick look, while my husband is busy photographing the lovely scenery. I tried to get in before the masses gathered outside were done listening to the guide giving them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The Cathedral was a very pleasant surprise, as we strolled through it. There are several paintings and other artwork. We were especially impressed with the "Chapel of Deposition.: The most antique artwork of the Cathedral, this wooden masterpiece depicts Jesus on the cross with Nicodemus taking him down from the cross while the Virgin Mary and Saint John are at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

We visited on the recommendation of the Lonely Planet guide (starred entry no less). Interior is interesting in that it is not ornate like other Fiorentine/Sienese churches we saw, but the walls are covered in comic-strip-like frescoes throughout, from the 1300's. Amazing how well maintained and restored most of these were. Nice that we were one of two small groups... More 

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St. Albert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This church in the centre of town is a lovely stop in a beautiful little town. Like all Italian churches there is lots of wonderful architecture and artwork.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Definitely worth visiting this cathedral - the architecture is wonderful and altho not a great deal on the inside a peaceful place to vusit

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Alesund, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I had to read about this cathedral previous to ur visit so when we entered this amazing building I was simply stunned at its beauty. This is a must visit when in the region and do spend a few hours inside this exquisite building.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Huge for the city it is a standing history from 9. Century. They rebuilt it many times later. On the first sight it is Romanesque building with three naves. Interior has some Renaissance additions. Primarily it is a church, for people to pray. They can admire Deposition group, a Mary with a child and some paintings. It is interesting to... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

One of the highlights for me of our visit to Volterra. Beautiful cathedral in this gem of a town. Even if you have your fill of art and religion think seriously about a visit to this cathedral and I am sure you won't regret as the cathedral has lots of pictures, statues and a lovely altar that deserve an hour... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Basically a Romanesque structure, the Duomo also shows Gothic and baroque influences. It has some very interesting works, with the medieval pulpit the most spectacular, and an absolutely gorgeous ceiling. And, cat lovers that we are, we were greatly taken by the cat that appears in the bottom right hand corner of the painting of the Nativity.

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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This is our second visit to Volterra, staying in a wonderful B&B steps outside the main hilltop town. We love churches, cathedrals, Duomo's and this is another wonderful one. To think it was consecrated in 1120 is mind bogling to me!! Touched by the wooden Madonna and with Jesus at the Deposition. The yearly Medieval Festival was being held, part... More 

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