The Volterra Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta is a Roman Catholic Church rebuilt after a violent earthquake around 1120 on top of a pre-existing church dedicated to St. Mary and was then expanded in the second half of the 13th-century. The façade is divided into three sections with large quadrangular pilaster strips in the Lombard style. Don't simply look from the outside: in the cathedral, the central nave and the transept are covered by a majestic coffered ceiling, a beautiful combination of geometric, decorative and floral elements.
In the chapel of Our Lady of the Sorrows are preserved two sculptural groups in painted terracotta attributed to Andrea dealla Robbia, the Nativity, with the fresco of the Procession of Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli, and the Adoration of the Magi.
Visit also the Baptistery of San Giovanni, an octagonal 13th century religious building standing right in front of the cathedral.