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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This arch is one of the oldest in Italy and built by the Etruscans. Its free and is the entrance to the street where many artisans workshops are - an easy uphill walk to the piazza. Worth a look for sure.

Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Sorry but I did not find a place to put this review however my wife and I came upon this celebration quite by accident and were happy we did. This is a wonderfully grass roots festival that seemingly the whole town participates in, in one...More

Thank tom l
Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is the impressive entrance into Volterra from our hotel. An important part of Volterra's heritage. An interesting street leads up to the town. In that street there is a shop window telling the story of how the Arch was saved from destruction by the...More

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Similar to a variety of places in the area, it gives you a good impression of the medieval ages and you can enjoy the scenery around

Thank Leo A
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Loved the story of the Volterrans taking on the Nazi's and saving their gateway to Volterra. Interesting story for sure.

Thank kataz
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is one of the oldest doors in Volterra, as you walk down to the door, one of the shops on the right has a history of what happened in 1944, when the Germans threatened to blow it up - reflects what a great community...More

Thank Ginnyhan
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's quite amazing how old this structure is and still standing. Well worth the effort to investigate when in Volterra.

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 21 June 2016

An Etruscan gate with its sandstone doorposts dating from 5th-4th BC. The arch and three sculptured heads are 2nd-3rd BC. How can you not be impressed by this magnificent gate? There are two theories on the three sculptured heads - they could be Jove, Juno...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 15 June 2016

A short distance from the center of town you will find this ancient marvel. I read that the severely eroded heads represent Jupiter and his two sons. Not sure about that, I thought Estucan gods differed from Roman ones? In any case, worth the down...More

Thank Europhile2012
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Fascinating history of this particular gate. Be sure to read the WWII story about this gate and how it was almost blown up by the Nazis to prevent the allies from advancing

Thank Betty L
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