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Ancient church with plain interior

The Romanesque church was built in the 13th century on the site of the 10th century ancient church... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Rijeka, Croatia
Unlike most other RC churches found in every city and town throughout Italy!

This is the "plain Jane" of churches. Dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel the church is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The Romanesque church was built in the 13th century on the site of the 10th century ancient church. The facade is made of marble and stone with the arches that hold the reliefs with the heraldic symbols of the Farnese family. The interior of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

There are many special places of interest to visit in Volterra but this is one of them as well as many other churches and the unmissable Teatro Roma. Volterra is unspoilt and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is the "plain Jane" of churches. Dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel the church is unassuming inside and out. This is what makes it so special. This is clearly a place for quiet prayer and reflection. A wonderful change from all the glitz and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Built in the 13th century, the modest interior was completely renovated in the 1800's. The main altar is pretty without being overly ornate. The main attractions are in the small presbytery where there is an enamelled terracotta of the Madonna and Child by Giovanni della...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

A small unassuming church at the end of a plaza, this little beauty dates to the 13th century and contains an altarpiece decorated by Giovanni della Robbia in the 16th. Just a perfect gem barely visited by tourists.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We saw this church while walking the town on the evening we were there. Very interesting exterior architecture - didn't see the interior.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

The black and white decor at the front reminds one of the church in Siena which has such a strongly mosque-like architecture. Enjoy.

Date of experience: May 2016
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