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“Atmospheric Volterra”
Review of Balze Cliffs

Reviewed 21 July 2014

Striking cliff formation showing eroded strata of soft rock. Is best viewed from track opposite rather than from the area indicated by the signs.

4  Thank Celia D
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Volterra is very charming and Blaze Cliffs, even a bit away, are fantastic... view is amazing and the perfect temperature at this time of year is making a walk very pleasent.

1  Thank Koviljka S
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Worth the effort to see the views and understand the Etruscan history of Volterra, if history is your thing

1  Thank shezma
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This is very interesting, a church sitting on the edge of a cliff since the 1800s. A little tricky to find, but worth a view, to see this very good example of why Volterra has reduced by about 2/3s as the town has shifted.

Thank Ginnyhan
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

If you are intrigued by the history of this town, be sure to check out these cliffs. Walking along the top you can see fairly well preserved remains of the wall and you can't help but think about all the history that these walls represent. The view from the top was spectacular but there is more to see if you take the steps down and follow the short trail that leads to a stunning view of the cliffs a vantage point just across from them. My husband is not good with heights and he was not too freaked out until we got back up to the top and he saw the spot where we had been standing. It was a little point on the side of the cliff with nothing but a straight vertical drop below.

You don't need to allow a lot of time for this as there are no crowds, lines or tickets. It sits next to a campground and is quite peaceful.

7  Thank KSwick
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