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“20 minutes walk to a lovely view” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balze Cliffs

Balze Cliffs
Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 21 Attractions in Volterra
Type: Ancient Ruins, Geologic Formations, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
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Ascot
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“20 minutes walk to a lovely view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Ask at the tourist office in the main square to show you the very easy route out to this lovely spot by a campsite overlooking dramatic steep cliffs and the abbey in the distance which apparently you can visit at certain times on Friday-Sunday. Well worth a look and a few shots with the camera.

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“Worth a walk.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We walked from Porta all'Arco and didn't see many signposts for pedestrians. Locals were pretty helpful and we found it in the end. Quite a big camp site on top of cliffs and some remains of Etrucan walls. Some good views over country side but I have a feeling The Balze itself can be seen better from roadway below.

Visited September 2012
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“Spectacular views across Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Not for those with a fear of heights! The walk along the cliff edge is spectacular (well protected with a fence and lots of warnings) and the views are amazing. It's sad to think the monastery on the edge of the cliff is slowly moving towards destruction-see it before it goes.

Visited February 2012
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