Museo della Tortura di Volterra, Volterra

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  • The museum displays Pictures and historical remains from the middle ages to the industrial age. These tools were collected throughout Europe; Some even are pieces from exceptional rarity, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, or philological reconstructions, of the 19th and 20th centuries, ancient originals and now unavailable. There are lesser-known but incredibly sophisticated and perhaps machinery which demonstrate how fantasy and refined human ingenuity have not known limitations in the search for systems to inflict the most atrocious and cruel tortures. The artistic and historic heritage of the Museum also shows weapons, devices and instruments of torture, capital punishment and public humiliation as well as engravings, but also prints and paintings. The collection is accompanied by illustrations and commentary in various languages.
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  • It was travel in Italy and we visited Volterra, a beautiful village in Tuscany. We have this Museum in our journey and opted to enter and visit him. It is extremely shocking to read background information on the tortures used by previous civilizations, and even more to see drawings of the era to depict these "shows". In addition to that display various elements that applied torture. I appreciate the message of the Museum which is not to make an apology of the torture, but call to the reflection and tolerance, especially in a world that is open to diversity and understanding.
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  • I've been to other museums of torture but none has surprised me so much like this. This well preserved. It is small. The posters are not in Spanish so if you don't know some English, French, German or Italian... you'll have a problem. In addition, the vocabulary is difficult so if you don't have a translator at hand, you'll get an idea, but you will not finish to understand. The entrance is 8 euros. Under 25 years of age, for 6 euros.
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  • Interesting museum, very gruesome. All exhibits are described in Italian and English
  • Small museum, one of the many torture in these towns in Tuscany. Full admission price of 8 euros. An hour and visit everything. Improved some lights in certain corners of the Museum, you will find it hard to read the descriptions of the exhibits.
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  • Very interesting, clear explanations and right setting. Small, but well laid out. Entrance 8 euros a bit overpriced.
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  • It is the second time that I visit every time I'm still impressed. Museum well done and well explained, too bad that despite being in 2017 must still pay cash because the pos for electronic payment there is.
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  • History and charm at the same time. Worth a visit. Recommended.
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