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Address: Largo Vinciguerra - Ingresso scale mobili | Largo Vinciguerra - Entrance escalator, 64010 Civitella del Tronto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 320 842 4540
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Description: The Fortress of Civitella del Tronto stands at 600 meters above sea level...
The Fortress of Civitella del Tronto stands at 600 meters above sea level, in a very strategic position, at the old northern boundary between the Kingdom of Naples to the South and the Kingdom of the Holy See to the North. It is one of the largest and most important work of military engineering in Europe, characterized by its elliptical shape with an area of 25.000 square meters and a length of more than 500 meters.
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Fantastic!

I did not expected to find such a beautiful place, well manteined and full of history. Just loved it! Definitely a must to go place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I did not expected to find such a beautiful place, well manteined and full of history. Just loved it! Definitely a must to go place!

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was a bit cold when we went, however not many people about so plenty of opportunity to look in every nook and cranny. Bought the English guide book which helped, but as we walked round could have done with more information in English, however still enjoyed the visit. The views from the end of the castle over the valley... More 

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Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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145 reviews 145 reviews
32 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Civitella fortress and village too are worth for visiting it. It's an intersting place and you have amazing views of the surroundings, just come!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Disorganized staff, we were separated into groups for the many reservations acceptedI so I could partially see the show 'wild' even though I paid the full ticket, for what I have seen the show 'wild' is beautiful

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Northern England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

spectacular views over surrounding countryside and very interesting castle. The village is also very interesting. Really enjoyed visiting...

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Herning, Denmark
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you like old forts and old cities, you should definitely visit Civitella del Tronto. The old city is charming and the fortress full of history. We really enjoyed it

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Cugnoli, Italy
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55 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Definitely worth the visit, it was a lot bigger than what we had imagined. There is an entry charge. The museum there was very interesting and there is a shop where you can buy souvenirs and drinks. There are two mobile staircases that take you part of the way to the Fort but there are steps to go back down.... More 

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Meijel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

A beautiful and large fort. Full of history. Very nice and stunning views all over the Gran Sasso mountains.

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San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

The site itself has 2 defects, that the pavements have been as long as I have been going there, in shambles, and currently during renovations there is a long stairway to get there, indications are not given upon arrival to town, so if you are not aware of it, you do wander around before getting there. There is no access... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Walking around the remains of this fortress really gives you a feel for what it would have been like in that period. However there's very little information provided, especially in English, so you have to sort of guess for yourself exactly what rooms were used for. I believe it's one of the largest fortresses in Europe, so if that's an... More 

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