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Address: Volterra, Italy

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Great views

This is a very good place to see the views from part of Volterra and an excellent location to watch the sun set.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christine T
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Pisa, Italy

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Pisa, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good place to see the views from part of Volterra and an excellent location to watch the sun set.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I had read about the Balze cliffs and really wanted to see them up close during our Volterra visit. The directions looked easy on the map but there were few markers directing us to the area. We persisted and were rewarded with a magnificent view of the cliffs. The trail down is steep at the start but levels off after... More 

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freehold, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

beautiful views of the ancient city makes you think of eternity and quick passage of time of our lives

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Ghent, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

When visiting Volterra it's a must to visit the 'Balze'. It's a spectacular view to see these 'Tuscan cliffs'. It taks a walk starting from the city but the spectacular view makes it good.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

It's a great view of Volterra and the surrounding countryside. There are some walking paths and a very nice CAMPSITE, with good facilities. However, if you are short of time, you can skip it. There are beautiful views everywhere in Tuscany

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Striking cliff formation showing eroded strata of soft rock. Is best viewed from track opposite rather than from the area indicated by the signs.

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2 Thank Celia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Volterra is very charming and Blaze Cliffs, even a bit away, are fantastic... view is amazing and the perfect temperature at this time of year is making a walk very pleasent.

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1 Thank Koviljka S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Worth the effort to see the views and understand the Etruscan history of Volterra, if history is your thing

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is very interesting, a church sitting on the edge of a cliff since the 1800s. A little tricky to find, but worth a view, to see this very good example of why Volterra has reduced by about 2/3s as the town has shifted.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you are intrigued by the history of this town, be sure to check out these cliffs. Walking along the top you can see fairly well preserved remains of the wall and you can't help but think about all the history that these walls represent. The view from the top was spectacular but there is more to see if you... More 

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