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A Real Treat

The views area amazing, although I can't imagine the walk in the absolute heat of summer. I am... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
Chocaholic1001
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Stuttgart
Great views

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

Reviewed July 14, 2016
Christine T
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Pisa, Italy
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Volterra, Italy
Most Helpful Positive Review
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....More

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Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We've taken our car to the campsite and walked 200m to the "viewpoint" of the Balze cliffs. Except there is nothing to see there as the view is blocked by overgrown trees and bushes. Reading the other reviews, the hike from the city is amazing,...More

1  Thank Kris_Peeters
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Volterra’s famous eroded cliffs are located some two thousand meters west of the central square. The natural erosion of sand and clay is even more dramatic considering the ancient and modern alabaster mines. You can only imagine the extent of the Etruscan settlement that was...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The views of the surrounding countryside from these cliff tops is spectacular and breathtaking and well worth visiting whilst in Volterra

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Excellent views of the Tuscan country side. you can't go wrong in this place. It is beautiful everywhere you look, even if it's raining.

Thank Natasha O
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The cliffs have been fenced off, and it is difficult to get an overview. Better look at them from a distance.

Thank Nathan K
Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We've taken our car to the campsite and walked 200m to the "viewpoint" of the Balze cliffs. Except there is nothing to see there as the view is blocked by overgrown trees and bushes. Reading the other reviews, the hike from the city is amazing,...More

1  Thank Kris_Peeters
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The views area amazing, although I can't imagine the walk in the absolute heat of summer. I am sure sunset would be breathtaking. Take your time and drink in the scenery.

Thank Chocaholic1001
Reviewed July 14, 2016

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

Thank Christine T
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...More

Thank Betty L
Reviewed May 7, 2016

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

1  Thank E R
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.

Thank Vespa9000
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