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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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The Duomo of every Italian city is worth visiting. We loved this one! The art work along with the beautiful views made it all worthwhile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Cathedral of Volterra is located on the Piazza San Giovanni near the center of Volterra. It is located next to the Volterra Baptistery which is also on the same Piazza. Volterra is located about 45 miles southwest of Florence and about 20 miles west of San Gimignano. The Cathedral was built in the 12th century after an earthquake destroyed... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Duomo of every Italian city is worth visiting. We loved this one! The art work along with the beautiful views made it all worthwhile.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is definitely worth visiting. The ceiling is beautiful and there is some very nice art work especially some of the paintings and sculptures of alabaster.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Worth popping into if in Volterra, particularly because it's free entry. More impressive from outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very nice cathedral in perfect location. The nicest us the wooden ceiling and pisan black and white marble walls. I like the hidden entrance (exit) to the msin square as a shortcut.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

is nice building in heard of volterra.is absolutely for see it, There is volterra card which cost like 14 euro i thing and there are included all the sighseeing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The duomo is full of beautiful paintings mostly dated about 1590 and by different artists, well worth time. Notice the alabaster windows - a local speciality perhaps. The interior is much grander than the plain exterior would suggest with stripey marble pillars.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The Cathedral was very well maintained, the artifacts are explained in many languages, There are areas to light candles and pray your troubles away

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is one of the more modest cathedrals of Tuscany: but that means it is not full of tourists and preserves a calm that is often lost elsewhere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are several cathedrals and churches in Tuscany, and even though the Volterra Duomo is impressive in its own way, it probably isn't one of the top 10 churches in the region. We found it to be a little simple. There are much better attractions to enjoy in Volterra, such as the Etruscan museum (recommended!), the roman theatre, or even... More 

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