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“Very interesting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Volterra

Volterra
Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Volterra
Type: Civic Centers, Sights & Landmarks
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Belgrade, Serbia
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The first thing I would like to share is the land surrounding Volterra. It is a colour that I haven't seen anywhere else. Almost white and barren. But it has a beauty that absolutely draws you to stop the car and take pictures. The town itself is full of history. I highly recommend that you visit the tourist bureau which is located in the square itself (Piazza dei Priorri). These people are so friendly and prepared to help you in every way. Take their advice on what to see. It definetely was a great help ! An absolute must is the Roman theatre ! But take the route through the park. It is longer, but it is worth it. Oh yes, you haven't been to Volterra if you haven't purchased a souvenir from one of the alabaster shops !

Visited August 2012
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“The heart of Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

My family and I spent 3 weeks in the area and found ourselves coming back to Volterra on numerous occasions. Not only does it offer a vast array of its own attractions, as the biggest town in the region it has all the services, restaurants, banks, tourist office etc that is needed for a longer stay.

Visited January 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Wonderful little city, very relaxing and yet several things to see and do! When visiting Tuscany, you have to stop and visit Volterra!

Visited July 2012
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“Quaint Tuscan Hill Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

A good place to just wander the old alleyways and has some very nice restaurants & bars. Not what you would call a night-spot but good for a relaxing few laid back days

Visited October 2012
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“Medieval town with a rich history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Much of the medieval center has been well preserved and restored. The Duomo (beautiful 'deposition of Christ'), Baptistery and Piazza dei Priori are required viewing. If you are interested in Etruscan art and culture, the Museo Etrusco Guarnacci contains thousands of finds excavated from nearby tombs and burial sites. Some of the jewellry is breathtakingly beautiful and intricate. The Pinacoteca and Museo Civico shows mostly religious art from 14th and 15th century AD. There are English explanations. The adjacent alabaster museum is disappointing: no guiding theme, explanations in Italian only, lackadaisical presentation.
Alabaster shops and workshops are all over the place and sell mostly tourist trinkets. Beautiful pieces start at EUR 1000 or above and require shipping (VAT deducted for export). Many restaurants, pasticcerie, snackbars if all the walking around town makes you hungry and thirsty.

Visited November 2012
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