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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: 058888261
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Very impressive especially in such a small town! The outside of this cathedral is deceiving. Once you're inside, you'll experience its magnificence. Just a word of caution: no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Woollie07
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Richmond Hill, Canada

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cathedral is set beside the Leaning Tower and across from the Baptistery. Superior and exquisite craftsmanship is evident everywhere you look whether you are looking at the exterior or the interior of this beautiful Cathedral. Very popular attraction so really busy during our visit but a must see attraction if you are nearby

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very impressive especially in such a small town! The outside of this cathedral is deceiving. Once you're inside, you'll experience its magnificence. Just a word of caution: no matter how hot it is, you cannot walking in with bare shoulders and short shorts. They make you put on these cheap covers. All churches are the same, by the way.

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Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful church, eye catching decorated ceiling which you can spend hours on explore. This church has a chamber-chapel where the story says there is a peace of Jesus hidden behind a door - where the red lamp always shine.

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the street the Duomo is very plain looking - but inside it is beautiful in a simple way. It still is hard to comprehend the age and how many people have walked its floors.

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Riverton, Utah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such interesting and important history in this Cathedral. Learned a lot about the Medici family that is credited for the walls surrounding the town. History dates back to Etruscans here.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple 12th century structure from the outside, but step inside and look up to see the beautiful gold and navy coffered ceiling. As cathedrals go, this overall seems very ordinary on the surface. Then you stop and think, you are standing in a building with its foundation laid nearly 900 years ago, that alone is enough to look beyond the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Beautiful Pisan Romanesque style. An intricate wood carving of Jesus being taken down from the cross...alabaster windows...1497 painting of Annunciation...marble pulpit from 12th C...and more!

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Uppsala, Uppsala Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Just a huge church.. Nice to see it being used and authentic. But that's about it. Worth a visit, if you have the time. But you need a specific interest in it to enjoy it fully.

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Linz, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Most of the work on the cathedral was done from the 13th - 15th cents but the interesting ceiling is from the 16th cent with paintings of bishops and saints in blue and gold.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

From the outside it looks very plain but don't be deceived and put this off you going inside. Inside the Duomo is stunning. Too bad we didn't get to go inside the Baptistery as well as it was closed for prayers when we went.

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