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“Unexpectedly interesting place in medieval hill town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)
Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Volterra
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Unexpectedly interesting place in medieval hill town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Volterra is an medieval Etruscan hill town in Tuscany. We've never heard about it before our holiday. We went there by our hired car and really enjoyed this little town. Those before Roman time streets, old walls and gates, great views and unique alabaster shops make Volterra very special tourist attraction. Cathedral of Volterra is one of the places in a town we recommend to visit, you will like and remember it. Enjoy :)
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Visited August 2011
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“A nice Duomo for a rural town”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Go in expecting to see a great Duomo for a provincial little town and you won't be disappointed in the least. Don't go expecting to see something on par with Florence's Duomo - it's much smaller, less dramatic. But this one is beautiful nonetheless. For those (like me) who enjoy popping into the cathedrals and churches of Europe just to see architectural beauty in its purest form, it's worth it if you're in Volterra for the day.

Visited September 2011
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“Lovely on the outside”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

If you are in Volterra, do check out the outside of the Duomo, not unlike the Duomo in Florence, this one was build first

Visited September 2011
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“beautiful ambience and such tranquility!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

From Florence you have to get 2 buses with another small bus inbetween the two connections, it takes about 3 hours to arrive, Not to be missed views are breath taking

Visited September 2011
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