Palazzo dei Priori

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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
small visit
Jun 2021
the Palozzo dei Priori, located on the main square with the same name, houses a small museum (included in the Volterra card). it's mainly one room, still used for sessions, that is worth the visit.
Written 23 June 2021
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Clara T
Turin, Italy50 contributions
Stunning must see Palace
Oct 2020 • Solo
The Palazzo dei Priori is the oldest public administration building in Tuscany and it's a must see. Its grand stone façade dominates de piazza, while two imposing lions stand as guards on its sides. The colorful coats of arms give a hint on what the visitors can find inside. The frescos of the Council Chamber are simply mindblowing, and worth the visit. I also visited the bell tower, which overs breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings.
Written 15 October 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,251 contributions
Very nice Renaissance town hall
Aug 2019 • Family
Palazzo dei Priori is the town hall in Volterra, a medieval city in Tuscany Region, in the center of Italy. This building was built in 13th Century and firstly it was used as a house for elders, after it was used as the government of the city or wise council. Really, this main facade located in the Piazza dei Priori is wonderful and you can enter and see some rooms used nowadays as town hall and municipal offices. Very interesting building.
(See also Piazza dei Priori)
Written 11 May 2020
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Basinman
305 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
This historic building still serves as the city hall of Voltera. The city hall meeting chamber is still decorated with beautifil ceiling paintings and artwork. It costs to enter tye museum, but it allows you to climb the bell tower for a magnificent view of Voltera and the surrounding countryside. We spent about 45 minutes exploring the exhibits and enjoyed our time there.
Written 19 October 2019
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LKWendel
Westfield, NJ2,307 contributions
Worth the Climb
Sep 2019 • Couples
Volterra’s City Hall, built in about 1200, claims to be the oldest of any Tuscan city-state. It had the feel and look of the famous Palazzo Vecchio in Florence without the crowds or wait. The building signified a time period when city-states were powerful, proudly independent and democratic. This small town had it’s own army, taxes and even their own weights and measures (see one of my attached pictures). For 1,000 years this palace provided over the town of Volterra so a lot of history behind the walls. We purchased our Volterra card here (cash only) and visited the council chambers, and climbed the bell tower to the top for amazing views of the city and beyond.
Written 28 September 2019
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK264 contributions
Must do
Jun 2019 • Friends
interesting museum with the highlight being the bell tower. quite a climb but the views from the top are great. well worth the visit.
Written 30 July 2019
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lakegirl48
Uk552 contributions
Very interesting
May 2019 • Couples
The museum inside the Palazzo dei Priori is a good stepping stone in the understanding of the medieval life of Volterra. We were lucky enough to visit in very good weather and so we were able to go up onto the roof area - only five people are allowed to ascend at a time - and enjoy the view over the Tuscan countryside. Well worth a visit.
Written 20 July 2019
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tneldner
Adelaide, Australia789 contributions
Fantastic views from the tower
Apr 2019 • Friends
Waiting to climb to the tower took a while and it wasn't until we were at the front of the queue that we noticed the sign explaining that only 5 people could go up at a time (and must come down) As we climbed the stairs we realised why - the stairs are very narrow and the top is essentially half a tower. The views are great and worth the wait and climb, the Town Hall is beautiful and still operating, loved seeing all the shield of the families who were part of the wall city.
Written 8 May 2019
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Lucie M
Vancouver, Canada177 contributions
Worth climbing the tower for a fine view
Apr 2019 • Couples
The rooms, their frescoes and the exhibits are all excellent. but it's the climb to the tower and the look around the wonderful walled city and its surrounding countryside that make this truly worth it.
Written 29 April 2019
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Angel_D1962
Barcelona, Spain89 contributions
Another amazing discovery in the Toscana
Apr 2019 • Couples
Volterra is a medieval, very well preserved city, full of local charm and flavour. We visited it in April, so it was not crowded and was possible to enjoy the full architecture of its buildings, palaces, churches and streets. Nice restaurants and cafeterias, and a wide variety of shops with food, wine and local handicrafting.
Written 16 April 2019
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