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Cathedral of Volterra (Duomo)

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Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0588 88261
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A very odd shaped cathedral

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Holland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Zabbar, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Gdynia, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The Cathedral had wonderful paintings and sculptures, and was right next to the Priori Place! It was this Cathedral that Florence wanted to outdo when they built their own.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 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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Stuttgart
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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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