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Fortezza di Girifalco

Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy
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Not worth it

We paid 5€ each in order to access the fortress expecting some info or something to see. All the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Claudia V
via mobile
Best View of Cortona and surrounding area

Just a short walk uphill from Santa Margheritas church you will find amazing views and history... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
Oakland, California
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  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
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Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We paid 5€ each in order to access the fortress expecting some info or something to see. All the rooms are empty, there is only one walkable wall and nothing more. Yes, views from top are nice, but you have same views from the road....More

2  Thank Claudia V
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Just a short walk uphill from Santa Margheritas church you will find amazing views and history. There is a little bistro up there that looked nice.

Thank sansa31
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We doubted a moment to pay the entrance fee (6€ for adults), but it was certainly worth it. The Fort is quite big and you can access almost everything. The kids loved running around in it. The views are by far the best of all...More

Thank mvandevelde52
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The Fortezza is built on the top of the mountain overlooking the valley below. Spend some time on the edge of the S. Margherita bastion to admire the breathtaking view from Lake Trasimeno to Mount Amiata. The place hosts art and photography exhibitions that are...More

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
Reviewed 23 June 2016

One of the best sights for tourists. The views are breathtaking and and if you can tear your eyes away then the signs are informative and the history is fascinating. Keep your phone on, you'll get a total thirst for wanting to know more and...More

1  Thank Rory K
Reviewed 12 January 2016

I thought I would be able to touch the sky if I climbed any higher :) The highest point in Cortona, so all the good reason to build a Fortezza there. We walked up to it after we visited the St. Margherita church. We thought,...More

4  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Breathtaking views for miles around Cortona! If you didn't bring your camera, despair. If you did, pack lunch, because you'll be clicking for quite some time. The fortress itself is an impressive mass of concrete walls designed for fortification which history proved to be unnecessary....More

2  Thank Frank S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Fort is above the the town of Cortona and a good 15- 20 min walk, all up hill, and steep. However if you take your time to admire your surroundings as you go, it is no hardship, especially as you are rewarded with such...More

1  Thank SoozTazzie
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We arrived and were clearly the first visitors they had the day. The teenager in charge of ticketing asked us to enter via the courtyard as he needed to switch the lights on inside the building. There was no one else so it made for...More

Thank BlissOnEarth
Reviewed 16 October 2015

I arrived just after 10 to find the Fortezza closed, despite the advertised opening time of 10. Luckily for me, the two maintenance men saw me and let me in and proceeded to give me a private tour of the entire Fortezza! When the totally...More

Thank 787jom
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