5 Sights in Volterra, Italy (with Map and Images)
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Explore interesting sights in Volterra, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Volterra, Italy.List of cities in Italy Sightseeing Tours in Volterra
1. San Girolamo
San Girolamo is a Renaissance style church just outside the old walled city of Volterra, Italy. The church and attached Franciscan convent, a complex also known as of San Girolamo al Velloso, were designed by Michelozzo and construction was completed by about 1445. Some have questioned the attribution and even suggested that it was designed another famous Florentine architect, Lorenzo Ghiberti.
2. Teatro Romano
The Roman theatre of Volterra was discovered in the 1950s, during archaeological excavations of the ancient Roman city conducted by Enrico Fiumi. It is one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in Italy. It is located just outside the Porta Fiorentina, in an area called Vallebuona.
3. Porta all'Arco
The Porta dell'Arco di Volterra, dating back to about the period between the fourth and third centuries BC, is part of the walls on the bench of the city, originally built by the Etruscans and then modified later in the Middle Ages when the city stood as a free municipality.
4. Santi Giusto e Clemente
The Church of Santi Giusto e Clemente is an ancient church in Volterra, Pisa, Italy. It is also known as San Giusto or San Giusto Nuovo. For some 850 years, the Abbey of Sts. Justin and Clement was attached to it, and it was administered by the monks of that monastery.
The Baptistery of San Giovanni an octagonal thirteenth-century religious building standing just in front of the Duomo of Volterra, in the center of the city. It was supposedly set up in the seventh century at the site of a Roman temple dedicated to Sun worship.
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