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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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Impressive given size of the town

An impressive Duomo given the size of the town. It was nice and cool inside when we visited. Fantastic ceiling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank happycamperSt_Albert
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank chrissie46-11
Alesund, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Miha P
Darlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

An impressive Duomo given the size of the town. It was nice and cool inside when we visited. Fantastic ceiling.

Thank Simon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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