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Amazing 13th century village. Easy to walk the town

Wonderful sights of well preserved 12th century village. Nice shops and plenty of food options... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
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Unique Town

We loved coming here to buy great souvenirs and the views at sunset amazing. We have vacationed in... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
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Via Gracco del Secco, 53034 Colle di Val d'Elsa, Italy
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Wonderful sights of well preserved 12th century village. Nice shops and plenty of food options. Easy to navigate paths/streets

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sudden
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We loved coming here to buy great souvenirs and the views at sunset amazing. We have vacationed in Italy several times and chose to take our adult children as it was a favorite!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The historic portion of this city is worth the trip through the less attractive lower portion. The history of local artists is told in the Civic Museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Colle di Val d'Elsa has a certain charm. It is often passed by as people speed between Florence and Sienna but we found it interesting. The Porta Volterrana is the impressive sturdy gate into the town. It is easy to imagine the 16th century battles...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

great for picking up while entering the city, parkingspace nearby, there is also a nice restaurant inside as well as a little further down the street.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Alexander W
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

They say first impressions last and I have to say than when you see this impressive fortified gate you can imagine what the whole village is like. And it is true, a gem of a village that you access through a gem of a gate

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This gate is a major episode of military architecture, because in it for the first time the architectural models that were characteristic of the fortresses, that is, the circular towers linked by a curtain wall, were applied to a city gate. The gate is the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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