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Address: Via del Castello, Volterra, Italy

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Basically ... predates the Romans.

Beautiful view from the park (free). The 5euro price for the ruins is higher than it's worth. I'm interested in the Etruscans so that's the only reason I went. Though you get... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Traveling-Chowhounds
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Vicenza, Italy

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Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Beautiful view from the park (free). The 5euro price for the ruins is higher than it's worth. I'm interested in the Etruscans so that's the only reason I went. Though you get entrance to the Roman Teatro also, so that might make it worth it; I didn't go to that due to limited time.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice park with in the city walls, very nice views and some interesting ruins to see, there was a musician playing a harp as well.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

At first sight there is not much to look at but make sure you do not miss a visit underground to the cistern, also included in the admission is the Roman amphitheater on the other side of town provided you visit it the same day. The amphitheater is the more interesting site and can be viewed quite easily from surrounding... More 

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Holland
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

When you have see some of the other Etruscian and Roman archeologic remans, then this is a bit disappointing. Not so much to be seen to be honest.

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Zabbar, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This attraction was suggested to me from a friend of mine and I went to see it once there and it was simply magical both the site and also the views of the city one can see from up there.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Apart from the Etruscan remains, and later Roman building foundations unearthed, there isn't too much else to see here. There is a reasonable climb up from the town, not good forushchairs etc.

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Tucson,Az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

First, its not a difficult walk. I agree its poorly signed and we walked around the park for a bit not realizing it was right in front of us. The cisterns make it worthwhile and while compared to other ruins they arent that spectacular they are what almost 3000 years old!, Im glad we went

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did not think that the steep uphill walk to get here on a hot day justified coming here. Not that much here unless you are really into archeology ruins.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had difficulty finding the entrance to the park, it is not well signed for directions. The Etruscan Acropolis site is well signed with information boards but the area around the ruins are a bit overgrown with weeds. Ruins and weeds, usually work well side by side but if the ruins don't have much height, like these, it is hard... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

See the foundations of the Etruscan site that existed here before the Romans conquered them and absorbed them into their culture. The site provides a great rest from the streets and people in Volterra and has signage. Buy the Volterra pass and save many euros if you do the Roman theater, the Etruscan museum etc.

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