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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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A Lesser Known Square in a smaller hill town

Really enjoyed our visit to Volterra and the seeing the square was a highlight. Climb the clock tower, and get a full view. Enjoy spending some time in a less touristy but... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2016
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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Daniel L
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

very interesting old monument. The view from the top is wonderful. Permanent art exhibition inside (paintings) and small museum

Thank Sean M
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2016

I arrived here in the evening after a drive from The Leaning Tower and found this place wonderful, had a great Pizza and beer

Thank Stephen W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to Volterra and the seeing the square was a highlight. Climb the clock tower, and get a full view. Enjoy spending some time in a less touristy but equally enchanting town.

Thank Chocaholic1001
Bratislava, Slovakia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Palazzo dei Priori is nr1 attraction to see as you enter the city from parking1 or bus stop. During our visit we did not catch any exhibition or event, but it did not nattered. It was breathtaking to see 600 years old buildings.

Thank Pavel B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

What a interesting building , as we where there they had a art exhibition and some lovely music playing. Also went to the top of the tower to have a view over the town and the countryside . Be aware for people that are on a large side and with small children ,they might struggle to go on the last... More 

1 Thank Pim D
Riverton, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Such a fantastic little medieval town. My kids thought it reminded them of Harry Potter locations and I have to agree.

Thank Scott R
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

In a piazza filled with grand buildings, the 13th century, Palazzo dei Priori demands your attention due to the emblems on the facade. Climb the Clock Tower for views over Volterra. Entry is covered by the Volterra Card. Palazzo dei Priori is located in a beautiful piazza in a truly beautiful town.

Thank KTGP
Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were lucky enough to see a wedding as we began our tour of Volterra in this Palazzo. Good luck! Definitely get the audio guide from the tourist info center ( 5 euros) and follow the self guided tour.

Thank Betty L
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2016

You might find that hill towns of Tuscany/Umbria have much in common. Etruscan style is very evident in structures - however, Volterra is one of the nicer. Very picturesque. Alabaster shops abound. Who knew! Aside from neat views the shops are interesting. Worth a stop if in the area.

Thank 24lorraineS

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