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nice stroll in the park; limited views

Whilst the park is pleasant enough to stroll round (and free to enter), it's a short but steep... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Essex123
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
You have to have a good imagination or...

... be an expert in Etruscan necropolis structures. There isn’t much to contextualize the site and... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Lauri D
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Volterra is a former Etruscan settlement whose archeological finds date to the 9th century B.C.E. The original Etruscan walls are still visible today, as they are well preserved and surround the city center. The awesome Roman amphitheater is located just below the city, but can...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A relatively small but beautifully located archeological park. Just outside the gate is a Roman cistern, also worth the visit. We bought a Volterra Card here that is valid for 72 hours and besisdes this archeological park gives entrance to the Etruscan museum, the Roman...More

Thank Bynz
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Whilst the park is pleasant enough to stroll round (and free to enter), it's a short but steep climb to get up there, and not especially worth the effort. The views are surprisingly limited considering it's the highest point in town. You can't see any...More

Thank Essex123
Reviewed 22 July 2018

... be an expert in Etruscan necropolis structures. There isn’t much to contextualize the site and there isn’t anyone around other than the ticket taker to answer questions. The best part of the complex is the Roman cictern. It is wholly untouched and completely in...More

Thank Lauri D
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Having walked up (not actually that far but uneven so you need decent shoes) we went in as we’d got the multi-pass. The ruins are overrun with weeds and so nigh on impossible to picture what it would have been like. There are two boards...More

Thank angie c
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Everything says they close at 17:30 but they were already closed at 17:15 after we walked all the way up there. We were able to look through the fence at the sites. The view from the top looks like it could have been amazing if...More

Thank phelpsusa
Reviewed 13 December 2017

There was no charge for the archeological park the first week of December. There is a nicely maintained walk around the short loop trail . The ruins were a disappointment. Not much to see.

Thank BethH409
Reviewed 9 December 2017

this has an entrance fee of 5euro. Compared to Pompeii, does not look like its worth paying an entrance fee and going in. But the park that it is in is very beautiful. Worth walking up to it. There is a water fountain too right...More

Thank Supriya B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The city has a lot to offer in terms of sights--not so much here. It is basically a walk through the park. We would not recommend this as an important stop while you are in this beautiful little city. If you feel you just have...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Archeological site of Etruscan/ Roman temple. Quite limited remains are still visible. The explanation (in English) is not so clear, and it is difficult to imagine how the buildings may have looked.

Thank Nathan K
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