Tuscany Sights

Palazzo dei Priori

  • Piazza dei Priori 1 Map It
  • Volterra
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 04/26/2016

Fodor's Review

Tuscany's first town hall was built between 1208 and 1254, with a no-nonsense facade, fortresslike crenellations, and a five-sided tower. It later served as a model for other town halls throughout the region, including Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The Florentine medallions that adorn the facade were added after the Florentines conquered Volterra. The town leaders still meet on the first floor in the Sala del Consiglio; the room is open to the public and has a mid-14th-century fresco of the Annunciation.

Sight Information

Address:

Piazza dei Priori 1, Volterra, Tuscany, 56048, Italy

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Phone:

0588-86099

Sight Details:

  • €2
  • Mid-Mar.–Oct., daily 10:30–5:30; Nov.–mid-Mar., weekends 10–5

Published 04/26/2016

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