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Fortezza di Montecarlo

Via Fortezza 4, 55015 Montecarlo, Italy
+39 0583 22401
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A trek back through history

When my husband and I began planning our trip to Tuscany, one thing was certain. We wanted to visit... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
christylsmith1
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Sherwood, Arkansas
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An adventure with a personal touch

My stay in Montecarlo di Tuscany would not have been completed if we hadn't stumbled in to the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
HuldaBE
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Via Fortezza 4, 55015 Montecarlo, Italy
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+39 0583 22401
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

When my husband and I began planning our trip to Tuscany, one thing was certain. We wanted to visit a castle. We visited Fortezza di Montecarlo as part of our Discover Lucca with Elena wine tour. This beautiful fortress sits atop a terraced hillside next...More

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Fortezza D, Proprietario at Fortezza di Montecarlo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear "Christylsmith1" family, Many thanks for your detailed and appreciative comments. I am very glad you had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and the history of the Fortress. Certainly this was also possible due to your excellent guide, Elena, who is very knowledgeable about...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My stay in Montecarlo di Tuscany would not have been completed if we hadn't stumbled in to the Castle..... Our hosts had recomended it, offered to ring the owner to open up for us but we didn't think we had enough time. As we walked...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We visited when staying in a nearby agriturismo. This town is nice to spend a few hours walking around. You can see some old city walls and a church. Some nice opportunities to have a coffee or diner.

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

OK - so it's another medieval town perched on the top of a hill.... but here is a castle, with views that will take your breath away,

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here prior to heading for our winery tour and did not regret the decision. The fortezza sits on top of a hill overlooking a vast area. We could have sat in the village there and stared all day long. It's a very quiet...More

2  Thank Ambajejus
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I will begin by saying that the curator of the fortress was very helpful and knowledgeable. Also kind, which is a big plus when visiting new places. The fortress is interesting not only for it's history but also for the sublime views it affords from...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This castle is beautiful and atmospheric and the suggested donation to enter very reasonable. On the day we visited the guide manning the entrance was exceptionally helpful and as a bonus he spoke good English which was brilliant in that it helped us to appreciate...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great time exploring this old fortress vaulter was gracious and allowed us to visit even though we were outside the normal hours. Excellent views in all directions from the tower. Beautiful town with lots of charm

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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Take a step back in time in the magnificent Tuscan medieval village of Montecarlo! Do yourself a favor and contact Valter for a guided tour of his private property, the medieval fortress of Montecarlo. Learn how the people of the village protected themselves from invaders....More

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

I arranged for a visit to the fortress for my friend and I on our recent trip to Italy. Valter, who is the owner of the fortress gave us a private guided tour which was a highlight of our trip. He is very passionate about...More

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Sacrilegious1
2 February 2018|
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Response from christylsmith1 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the Fortress is only open by appointment. It is privately owned by a family who live there. When I visited the Fortress, I went with a local tour guide who contacted the owner and gained permission... More
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househunters
9 June 2015|
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Response from Fortezza D | Property representative |
The Fortress is open on Saturday and Sunday, from 4 pm to 7.30 pm. It is open every day for groups greater than 10 persons. Reservation is required only for groups .
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Tvscala
20 April 2015|
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Response from Fortezza D | Property representative |
The Fortress of Montecarlo is about five minutes by car from the railway station of Altopascio. The tour ticket is five euros per person, if the visitor goes on his own, with the use of a written guide (in various... More
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