piazza san giovanni THE SOUL OF VOLTERRA the cathedral THE BAPTISTRY THE FORMER CIVIC HOSPITAL
THE STUDY EXHIBITION CENTER
SANTA MARIA MADDALENA

ALL INCLUSIVE PASS:

A single Pass with free audio guide to discover Piazza San Giovanni,
the Cathedral, the Baptistry and the former Civic Hospital of Santa Maria Maddalena.

The pass is valid for two days.

One pass to see the wonders of Volterra

There are three places to visit in the main square

Free audio guides in various languages

Piazza San Giovanni

Piazza San Giovanni, the most significant religious space in the city of Volterra, is overlooked by the Cathedral, the Bell Tower, the Casa dell’Opera, the Oratory of the Misericordia, the former Hospital and the Baptistry that gives its name to this important piece of the city's fabric.

THE CATHEDRAL

Volterra Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, was consecrated by Pope Calixtus II on 20 May 1120 after major renovation and extension work had been carried out on an earlier religious complex. There is a tradition that this was where the home of Pope St. Leo the Great once stood.

THE BAPTISTRY

The octagonal Baptistry of San Giovanni was first recorded before the year 1000 but the façade with the main portal, clad in white and green striped marble in the Romanesque-Gothic style, dates back to the 13th century.

THE FORMER CIVIC HOSPITAL
THE STUDY EXHIBITION CENTER

The former civic hospital of Santa Maria Maddalena, first recorded in the 12th century, has undergone meticulous restoration thanks to the foresight of the Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra SpA and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra with a view to unearthing the Etruscan, Roman and medieval remains preserved inside it.

THE CATHEDRAL

Volterra Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, was consecrated by Pope Calixtus II on 20 May 1120 after major renovation and extension work had been carried out on an earlier religious complex. There is a tradition that this was where the home of Pope St. Leo the Great once stood.

THE BAPTISTRY

The octagonal Baptistry of San Giovanni was first recorded before the year 1000 but the façade with the main portal, clad in white and green striped marble in the Romanesque-Gothic style, dates back to the 13th century.

THE FORMER CIVIC HOSPITAL
THE STUDY EXHIBITION CENTER

The former civic hospital of Santa Maria Maddalena, first recorded in the 12th century, has undergone meticulous restoration thanks to the foresight of the Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra SpA and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Volterra with a view to unearthing the Etruscan, Roman and medieval remains preserved inside it.

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