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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 June 2013

The Fortezza is a huge red bricked fortress with good views of Siena and the surrounding countryside. You can walk around the walls. On Wednesday mornings the local market takes place in the streets surrounding the fortress. When we were there in May/June a funfair...More

3  Thank joanandmatt
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The Fortezza Medicea (Medici Fort) is very intact, and you can walk along the walls to find great views of the Siena city center. We read that it was built by Cosimo I after Florence defeated Siena in an incredibly long siege. It is a...More

1  Thank inthecityintherain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting a fort there is an expectation of the history surrounding it. Apart from a brief metal plaque on entry there is very little here, yes, views over the city, rampart walks and, not a lot else. If time is short give it a...More

Thank keith47
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you can find your way into the fortress there are great views, we just managed to walk all the way around the bottom looking for the way in. Free to get in and lovely views over Siena

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Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was in Florence on business and traveled with colleagues to Siena on one of our free days. One person in the group had read that this fort was worth a visit and that the views of Siena from inside the fort were great. My...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I went here expecting some history and lovely gardens but found the attraction to be disappointing. There is one or 2 nice views of the city otherwise it is just a derelict fort inside.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is an over looked area of Siena. The walls are amazing a work of art in themselves. This is a nice area for a break in the busy parts of Siena. Bring a lunch, enjoy the space and the views.

Thank GRS-SJS
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Good place to stroll. 16th century fort and views of Tuscan hills in the distamce. There is a brilliant market on Wednesday. The food sold was most tasty.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Siena lies on top of three hills and hence it’s tough to run. Fortezza Medicea might be the best place for some exercise. It has great view overlooking the old town, quiet place which is not crowded, and most importantly 1.2km track. Don’t miss this...More

1  Thank beauty_in_ugly
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The fortress walls provide a good view of the city and a great picnic spot. There's a bar/restaurant just inside the gate which is nice, put the walls are where all the activity is. LOts of joggers and walkers in the evening.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Our guide told me I was the first of his guests to ever visit the fort, which was right behind our hotel. Though plain (it was built by the victorious Florentines to prove they won!), it offers great views of the city, and houses a...More

Thank Frederick H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is an open fortress overlooking Siena and gives wonderful views across to the city and out to the countryside. It if free to enter and just stroll along the walls and through the large drill square for a peaceful walk.

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