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Palazzo dei Priori - Volterra

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Welcome

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.

Information

Opening hours

Until 31st October:
daily from 09:00 a.m. until 07:00 p.m.
From 1st November till 15th March:
daily from 10:00 a.m. until 04:30 p.m.


Tickets

Special combined ticket for the Museums of Volterra
from 1st May till 30th September
only 7,00 euros
for Art Gallery, Alabaster Museum, Palazzo dei Priori, Etruscan Acropolis and Roman Theatre.

The combined ticket is valid for 7 consecutive days.
Under 18 free.

For bookings:
Tel: +39 0588 87580
a.furiesi@comune.volterra.pi.it
prenotazionemusei@comune.volterra.pi.it

SAT coordinates

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pointLat. 43.401943 - Lon. 10.859701

Contact

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