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Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra


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Piazza di Priori shares its name with the main building that faces it: the Priori palace, since the 13th century, the site of the Municipality of Volterra.
In 1208, the elders and the people of Volterra decided on the construction of a new palace that would face this plaza and that would be a worthy and imposing site for the Municipality, the Priori palace.

The bulk of the building dominates the entire plaza; it became inhabitable a few years after the 1208 decision, but it was completed only in 1257, with the construction along the via Turezza of a second building called the rear house. Above the main body, consisting of a squat parallelepiped, rises a high tower that makes the palace look more like a fortification than a public building.


Opening hours
From 16th March to 1st November, daily from 10:30 a.m. until 05:30 p.m.

From 2nd to 30th November
and from 9th January to 13rd March:
Saturday and sunday only
from 10:00 a.m. until 04:30 p.m.

From 1st December to 8th January:
daily from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 a.m.

Special Opening:
Christmas: from 15:30 p.m. to 07:30 p.m.
New Year: from 12:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.

Tel: +39 0588 86099

Price valid until 31st December 2015
Volterra Card (valid 72 hours):
Museo Etrusco Guarnacci, Pinacoteca
Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro, Teatro Romano and Battistero

14.00 € full
20,00 € Family (2 adults and 2 under 18)
12,00 € Students & over 60
10,00 € Adult groups (min 20 pax)
5,00 € Student groups (min 20 pax)
under 6: free

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SAT coordinates

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pointLat. 43.401943 - Lon. 10.859701


Palazzo dei Priori di Volterra
Piazza dei Priori, 1
56048 Volterra (PI)
Tel.: +39 0588 86099