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Porta all'Arco
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Florence Day Trip to Volterra and San Gimignano
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Our lovely tour guide walked us around town and then explained the history of this place. She told us about the people that saved this arch and made it show the strength of the Italian people and makes this a lovely city in Tuscany to visit and enjoy!!Grazie! Kim

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

If you are in Volterra, stop and take a look at this ancient arch, and then consider how it was preserved by the townspeople during World War II

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

A necessary landmark if you are staying outside the city to the south and want to walk in. A reasonable place to stop and get your breath on the way up the hill.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

You don't often see a city gateway this old. (They should make more of the fact that the citizens preserved it in 1944 by burying in stones to stop the German army demolishing it in the face of the US advance.)

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

An impressive arch and wall built during the Etruscan Empire in a fascinating town. We loved Volterra

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