The Volterra Misericordia was born in 1291 and is the fifth oldest in Italy after Florence (1244), Siena, Pontremoli, and Rifredi. It's the oldest association in Volterra. The icon marks the location of the Chiesa della Misericordia, where there is a small museum of the history of the Volterra Misericordia. To find out more about the operations, see Oratorio della Misericordia di Volterra
Volterra is quite a compact town; it can be seen in a day. But there are fine restaurants here--and San Gimignano is close--so it doesn't make a bad base for a stay of a week or more. Volterra doesn't have a train station. The bus terminal in Volterra is on Piazza Martiri della Liberta.
Misericordia di Volterra
The Misericordia is central to the most important areas of Volterra, between the Piazza Dei Priori, one of the most interesting medieval piazze in Italy, and the Duomo, which dates from 1120 but has been extensively remodled since.
Misericordia di Volterra - Piazza S.Giovanni, 2 - Tel. 0588/86164
Volterra is a very interesting medieval powerhouse in Tuscany. The Piazza dei Priori is certainly one of the most interesting medieval squares in Italy.
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