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“One of Tuscany's great piazzas”
Review of Palazzo dei Priori

Palazzo dei Priori
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“One of Tuscany's great piazzas”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice piazza with 2-3 places to sit and sip a glass of Super Tuscan, or have a meal. Great at night. Be sure to try and spot the tower with the little pig way up high.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank Ray B
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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“Perfect wedding location in Volterra”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We got married at the fabulous Palazzo dei Priori on 4 July 2014. It all started with me falling in love with a picture of the ceremony room online - further research only paved the way to more perfection and from there it was a short step to convincing my fiancé and family that an Italian wedding was the way forward! Luckily they agreed and my dream came true.

The Palazzo is one of the oldest civil buildings in Tuscany and it does not disappoint. Impressive from the outside and set in a lovely square, it is a majestic centre point of the charming town of Volterra.

With the help of my wedding planner (Annie Adair of Tuscan Tours - highly recommended) we booked the hall and arranged everything without much hassle. The paperwork requirements changed this year so they were really keen to make sure all was in order. We had to visit a few days before the wedding to sign a couple of bits but again, with Annie's help, no problem.

Gianni the celebrant was new to the role - we were his first wedding! But he did a fabulous job and even gave us a present from the city after the ceremony.

There isn't a sound system to use so if you're bringing music, you need something to play it on. You can also arrange a permit to drive into the town during normally prohibited hours (polizia municipale deal with this but Annie helped out once again). Confetti is allowed outside but biodegradable or petals should be used out of respect for the town. We used lavender.

Volterra and it's amazing places and people will stay with us forever - thanks for making our wedding so special.

3 Thank jomeetsworld
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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“Tuscany Discovery”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were just driving around Tuscany when we happened upon Volterra--a gem hidden in the hills of Tuscany. The medieval town is easy to walk around and meanders through side streets filled with shops of all types. We throughly enjoyed our brief stay in the town and also discovered a state prison near one of the entrances. When I walked in accidently with a large camera I was given that look most of know that communicated "what are you doing in here?" We actually found a free two hour parking area on the side closest to Osteria La Pace bar/restaurant.

Visited May 2014
3 Thank BobWE
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Sydney, Australia
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“Oldest Town Hall in Tuscany”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

This medieval building is the earliest surviving Town Hall in Tuscany is has an unusual 5 sides tower and great views from the top floor. he Council room was redecorated by the Florentines when they sacked and occupied the city in the renaissance.
The exterior and foyer have plaques of the coat of arms of the various Florentine overlords

Visited May 2014
5 Thank 909John
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“A fun different experience...”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

My little family stumbled upon this fun experience. It was fun to see the actual town hall that is still used today and then to get to climb to the top of the tower to were the actual bell is was the icing on the cake! The tickets were 3,50 euro per adult, kids were free. The kids enjoyed seeing the bells that we have been hearing all the time! Fun day, different from all the churches and museums we have been seeing.

Visited March 2014
3 Thank Katie W
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