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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Romanesque church was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1117 that destroyed most of the town and is located in Piazza San Giovanni. Interior is interesting with alabaster figures and burial vault are beautiful. There are some important paintings and five wooden polychromed figures (the...More

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Another piece of the art and history of the people of Volterra. Beautiful old building at its place in the Piazza near the baptistery. Walk around the Duomo to enjoy all the art and workmanship.

Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This Cathedral in the Romanesque style, located in beautiful Piazza San Giovanni. Very rare XIII century painted wooden sculptures.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited the babtistry and sacristy(I think) but main part of cathedral was closed with workmen carrying out what looked like renovation work.

1  Thank andrew82mci
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

As of 1 June 2017 until Sept 2019 Cathedral closed for renovations. Nearby Baptistery open usual hours.

2  Thank Marcy C
Reviewed May 23, 2017

A little town with rich history / it was one of the most important Etrusc settlements in the 4th and 5th century/.In the center you can admire the City hall from year 1208 /Palazzo dei Priori/, the Medici Fortress and the Cathedral with Baptisterium.

1  Thank kucerovajana
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We were drawn to this church because of its simple exterior. It is such a contrast to the other more expansive Catholic churches we have seem. Nonetheless, once inside it engenders a deeply spiritual feeling that removes a person from the hustle and bustle of...More

1  Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed April 26, 2017

The cathedrals in some of the smaller historic cities, are often more interesting than their counterparts in larger cities. This one is no exception. The detail, particularly in the ceiling(s) is amazing. The design on this cathedral with its rather lower ceiling and massive columns...More

1  Thank Craig33viaje
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Nice place to visite, interesting compositions and peaces of art. Also for kids interesting as well.

Thank Janna T
Reviewed March 8, 2017

This 12th/13th century cathedral is graced with magnificent art. The five wooden polychromed figures (the Deposition) is considered the finest of its type in Tuscany and a near-by alter painting with a della Robia surround echoes it. Nichodemus with tongs having just pulled the spike...More

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