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Piazza San Giovanni, Volterra, Italy
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

The Duomo, or Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta, is not as spectacular as are some other cathedrals in this part of the country. It was built in the early 12th century in a Romanesque style with a familiar bands of black and white marble and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Borzov
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

As we strolled through the old city of volterra it's a sence of calmness. We came across the cathedral and wondered in to find it beautifully done inside .trying to think how much time and effort went into is beyond me

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 325sinr
Reviewed 26 August 2018

There are many churches in Volterra all worth visiting and although this Duomo is not perhaps as spectacular as in other Tuscan cities it is beautiful and unspoilt and well worth visiting.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

The Romanesque church was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1117 that destroyed most of the town and is located in Piazza San Giovanni. Interior is interesting with alabaster figures and burial vault are beautiful. There are some important paintings and five wooden polychromed figures (the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pinkertonx
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Another piece of the art and history of the people of Volterra. Beautiful old building at its place in the Piazza near the baptistery. Walk around the Duomo to enjoy all the art and workmanship.

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This Cathedral in the Romanesque style, located in beautiful Piazza San Giovanni. Very rare XIII century painted wooden sculptures.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the babtistry and sacristy(I think) but main part of cathedral was closed with workmen carrying out what looked like renovation work.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank andrew82mci
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

As of 1 June 2017 until Sept 2019 Cathedral closed for renovations. Nearby Baptistery open usual hours.

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Marcy C
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank kucerovajana
Reviewed 11 May 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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6 August 2018|
Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I just found this on the Duomo web site. "WARNING! The Cathedral is closed for restoration from June 1, 2017 until September 23, 2019 !!!" We were there last Oct. and could only walk around the outside.