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Palazzo dei Priori

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Address: Piazza dei Priori, Volterra, Italy
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+39 0588 87257
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This is a medieval square well restored where you can walk around at your own leisure and relax. It gives you a taste of the old days.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
Leo A
Haifa, Israel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of a ticket that you can buy for all Volterra's museums. It is relatively a small building but is beautifully preserved . The guide who checks the tickets was very informative about the different parts such as the ceiling and flags. He explained about a ceremony we had seen the day before where different neighbourhoods competed in... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a medieval square well restored where you can walk around at your own leisure and relax. It gives you a taste of the old days.

Thank Leo A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

There is a nice gothic chamber where people like to get married. You can climb the tower for a good view over volterra. Apart from that there is not much that is memorable.

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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

One of our favorite stops in Tuscany! We stayed one night in Volterra so had the opportunity to spend part of the afternoon and evening in the square. The Palazzo is a beautiful Town Hall and there are several great eating spots nearby right in the square and shops too! The Palazzo boasts several colorful coats of arms on the... More 

Thank NMG334
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The only thing that makes this place special is a view on the surroundings from the top of a tower. And it is really nice one. On the other hand You will pay 5 euro to see the walls, as there is almost nothing inside. They should make exposition bigger, as at the moment it is more like a bookshop.

Thank Дмитрий К
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great place to pass through and get an insight of the regions culture. Very interesting not to say the least.

Thank rashaddubai
Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Historic hill town in Tuscany definitely worth a visit if you like history and architecture. The piazza was breathtakingit is very old and is surrounded by beautiful buildings with cafe's and shops too. The town itself is like going back in time but is not touristy it's the real thing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The Priori palace with built well before the PlazzoVeccio in Florence. It has all the great rooms and great historic oil paintings and a great tower.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

The town of Volterra is a nice, typical medieval, Tuscan town. We visited twice during our stay and found it to be pleasant, if not a little touristy. San Gimignano, it is not, but the square itself is quite enchanting. Food nearby was of high quality and not stupidly expensive. It's worth a couple of hours here.

Thank Graham W
Aurora, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We spent an afternoon in Volterra today. I wandered into the Palazzo dei Priori and from the outside it looked promising. Having taken advantage of "card" type packages (including Firenze Card which is a good value) we decided to go with this combo card (La Volterra Card). Turns out that the Palazzo is basically only one room and a trip... More 

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