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Address: Via del Castello, Volterra, Italy

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For serious archeology buffs

We did not think that the steep uphill walk to get here on a hot day justified coming here. Not that much here unless you are really into archeology ruins.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Fishers, Indiana

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Fishers, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did not think that the steep uphill walk to get here on a hot day justified coming here. Not that much here unless you are really into archeology ruins.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We had difficulty finding the entrance to the park, it is not well signed for directions. The Etruscan Acropolis site is well signed with information boards but the area around the ruins are a bit overgrown with weeds. Ruins and weeds, usually work well side by side but if the ruins don't have much height, like these, it is hard... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

See the foundations of the Etruscan site that existed here before the Romans conquered them and absorbed them into their culture. The site provides a great rest from the streets and people in Volterra and has signage. Buy the Volterra pass and save many euros if you do the Roman theater, the Etruscan museum etc.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

These ruins are nice, I would not make a special trip to Volterra just for this but I definitely recommend stopping by if you are in the city. I would suggest looking at it from the viewing point above.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a large open area that is not well advertised and most of our group missed it. At first sight it is just a pleasant grassy place where kids can run around or you might have lunch but the slightly hidden attraction is the Etruscan acropolis. Access is limited because of the nature of this important archaeological site but... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is really nothing special, there are far more interesting archeological sites in Italy, but it's worth taking a walk through the park without entering the archeological site.

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Port Elgin, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We didn't know about this place when we went to Volterra, was a nice surprise and very well preserved. You can see from above too, from a walkway in Volterra.

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Warsaw
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Probably PA will be impressive attraction but in ... Sweden :). Where every old stones works like world heritage attraction :). But in Italy? When in every place Y stumble over ancient Antique? For me PA is nothing special compare other places. But If Y are in Voltera for walking - Y can see this part of city with partly... More 

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Dwight, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was around the corner and a short walk from our hotel and was lovely especially in the evening light.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Nice city park and in the mid day I went to check out the birds, found a bench and quickly dropped off. Never felt as if someone would take advantage of me. Children play area is also within the park.

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