Visited the babtistry and sacristy(I think) but main part of cathedral was closed with workmen carrying out what looked like renovation work.
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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.
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
The cathedrals in some of the smaller historic cities, are often more interesting than their counterparts in larger cities. This one is no exception. The detail, particularly in the ceiling(s) is amazing. The design on this cathedral with its rather lower ceiling and massive columns...More
This 12th/13th century cathedral is graced with magnificent art. The five wooden polychromed figures (the Deposition) is considered the finest of its type in Tuscany and a near-by alter painting with a della Robia surround echoes it. Nichodemus with tongs having just pulled the spike...More
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
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
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.