Varied museum with several points of interest including the bell tour for views over the town. Could have done with more English explanations.
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Facade with cornices and glazed terracotta plaques. The council room has amazing frescoes. Wooden ceiling withstood centuries of time. Climb up is worth it. Outside there was a huge square where racing cars were parked. Lots of Alabaster shops all around.
While in Volterra, you really should visit this building. It is an important feature of Volterra. It didn't knock my socks off, but is definitely worth seeing.
It is the oldest municipal hall in Tuscany /13th century/. Inside you can see paintings, arms and sculptures.From outside is the building different from original design.
We stayed in a house 40 min from volterra. We visited many of the nearby cities and this was our favorite. It has a medieval theme with many restaurants and shopping. My husband and I easily walked on uneven surfaces and stairwells... but I'm not...More
This building, still used as the City Hall, is a lovely example of civic architecture that has withstood time. Locals take visitors through the rooms that are still in use, past beautiful cieling murals and family crests. If you are lucky, you may be able...More
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...More
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.
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.