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“uphill walk” (2 reviews)
“southern part” (2 reviews)
“ancient walls” (2 reviews)
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Volterra, Italy
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"uphill walk"
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"southern part"
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"ancient walls"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the gateways into the town. This gate being the most famous dating to the 2nd and 3rd century BC. This is the only remaining part of the southern part of the wall built by the Etruscans. The gate is next to...More

Thank GRS-SJS
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Volterra is not a big city. If you are there and want to do all the free things then this would be on the list. You would not need more than half a day to see all the places with no entrance fee. The arch...More

Thank Supriya B
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Not sure it was worth the effort to get there. Granted we should have planned a little better, but by the time you take the train to the bus and walk up the hill, I wanted things to be a little easier. There are some...More

Thank Tara R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

There are two things in Volterra, that you need to see. This, and the Roman Ruins. This porta is not much to look at alone, but if you have a Rick Steeves book, and read the history of this arch, you will learn alot. If...More

Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

This is a must see place in Volterra. The only remaining Etruscan part that remains in the southern part of the ancient walls. The door posts are made of sandstone and date to the 4th century. From June 30-July 1, 1944 the people of Volterra...More

Thank Steve S
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We learned about the unique history of this gate as we meandered through the streets of Volterra. It has survived since the 4th century BC...with the Romans rebuilding it in the 1st century BC. The gate had another significant date in history in 1944 during...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a reasonably standard gate to an old town. It is a fine view to see, but I do not think it is something that really impressed me.

Thank Savvas123
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This arch is one of the oldest in Italy and built by the Etruscans. Its free and is the entrance to the street where many artisans workshops are - an easy uphill walk to the piazza. Worth a look for sure.

1  Thank Katherine B
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Sorry but I did not find a place to put this review however my wife and I came upon this celebration quite by accident and were happy we did. This is a wonderfully grass roots festival that seemingly the whole town participates in, in one...More

Thank tom l
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the impressive entrance into Volterra from our hotel. An important part of Volterra's heritage. An interesting street leads up to the town. In that street there is a shop window telling the story of how the Arch was saved from destruction by the...More

2  Thank Robert W
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