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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Beautiful and interesting.

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank kucerovajana
Shelton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 tourists outside.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 along the nave, give it a very different look that others in the region. I... More 

Thank Craig33viaje
Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Janna T
Savannah, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 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 from Christ's foot on the cross is shocking. The domb paintings and side alters are... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Enjoyed every aspect of the visit to the hilltop city and each of the attractions gives a little indication of the long history of Volterra

Thank Robert S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It is not the typcical kind of cathedral that you find in most of the tuscany cities, but due to the limited space it was squeezed a bit between some other buildings. Still worth to visit. Don't forget to have a look at the baptisteria

Thank Tramx
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This cathedral, executed in Roman style, conveys kind of mystique. It has many beautiful pictures and wonderfully executed ceiling, although the outer side is quite cold with rustic fasade.

Thank Yanik M
Zabbar, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This cathedral is really amazing to see once you are at Volterra because it is really fabulous from the inside with the architecture expressed at its best and also it has a great outside.

1 Thank Keith L
Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Do not let the simplistic exteriors discourage you to enter. The ceiling catches the eye. I did not expect the abundance ot paintings or detailing from a 12th century structure - but here they are. More utilitarian than touristic in my opinion. Given my reluctance to spam the highest ratings - worth a visit as a part of a bigger... More 

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