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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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Great church well worth a visit. No entrance to pay wonderful ceiling and inside is a gem. Battisteria is a bit less but also worth visiting

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joeri B
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The duomo seems to have had the town grown from it, occupying the western edge of the rock upon which the town is built. With banks and businesses all around it, it is in the heart of the community. The outside is very plain, but inside you will find medieval fresco paintings, and paintings on wood, by quite famous artists.... More 

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Thank Hawthorn37
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great church well worth a visit. No entrance to pay wonderful ceiling and inside is a gem. Battisteria is a bit less but also worth visiting

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Thank Joeri B
Stuttgart
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Smaller than some, but unique and personal. It was not crowded and there was a sense of history, but a feeling that it is still used by real residents. Does not feel 'touristy'.

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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another church building to see, each town had a few and to be honest we first entered to get out of the midday sun! Well,kept and clean interior.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If ur good with a camera do not pass this place by. Dogs are not allowed in side. But in all the cafes and restaurants in volterra they are. The tourist information center is in the building in front of the cathedral. U must pop in.

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Thank Robert D
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

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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