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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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A church, not a museum. Easy to recommend.

Volterra is a hill town know for its winding hilly streets and the alabaster. The Duomo is in a beautiful, quiet little piazza and, unlike the churches in the larger cities, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stunning, a lot of medieval art and artifacts. It took us about an hour to go through the Cathedral. Don't forget to cover your shoulders. They will provide something for you but it's disrespectful to visit Italian cathedrals with your shoulders exposed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Volterra is a hill town know for its winding hilly streets and the alabaster. The Duomo is in a beautiful, quiet little piazza and, unlike the churches in the larger cities, it is still a church, not a museum. Quiet, peaceful, prayerful. The wooden altar group is a must. But do take in the Duomo itself -- it gives you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We have visited a lot of churches, especially due to my penchant for Gothic architecture. What we both enjoyed so much about this church was that it felt lived in and enjoyed. Every sign welcome visitors as guests into the congregation which was engaging versus the tourist site feel. There were no tour groups and there were maybe a dozen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Small but nicely laid out, located centrally in a small yet quaint piazza. Definitely worth it, and they are restoring it further

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The cathedral is dark, but specific paintings are well illuminated, and the wooden altar group is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited Volterra on a recommendation of a friend. As far as the village is concerned perched high on a hill, we believe we have seen better. However, we visited the Duamo and were blown away. The Cathedral was very impressive. There were no crowds and you could spend time taking in the ornate ceiling and crisp frescos that ring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Dedicated to the holy Mary, built in the 12th century, it is a great blend of medieval and Renaissance style - a feel of eternity and peacefulness !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

the cathedral looks as if it was not finished, as the front is not covered by marble, the inside is very modest

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very old and beautiful church done up in the Siennese style..attached to the back of the Palazzo Priori so that the Priori could still have service while being on lock down within the Palazzo Priori.

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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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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Pisa  >  Volterra

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