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Address: Via del Forte, 10060 Fenestrelle, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0121 83600
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Europe's Great Wall

The fortress was started by the French, and finished by the Savoys. It took more than 120 years to build. The wall is surrounded by the Alps making beautiful scenery. We arrived... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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651 reviews 651 reviews
287 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The fortress was started by the French, and finished by the Savoys. It took more than 120 years to build. The wall is surrounded by the Alps making beautiful scenery. We arrived after noon , so we were only able to do a 45 minute tour by ourselves. This enabled us to walk a bit inside the wall. The steps... More 

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This fort , built by the French to block the valley , is a masterpiece of military architecture , developed along the left side of the mountain , partially well restored , with a breathtaking staircase of more than 3.000 steps reaching the top

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited the fortress two times, because they have two different guided tours. The first one takes 3 hours and the second one 6 hours or more (you need to wear good sport shoes and carry water enough and your lunch!). I've had the same guy (a volunteer) as tour guide and I must say it's very nice to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Quite simply one of the best things I have done in Italy! We went late October so rang ahead to book a trip. We were the only people there and our guide (and dog) were knowledgeable and highly entertaining. The scale of the fortress is unbelievable, and the views from the top equally as spectacular. They day soon passed and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had spend many summers in Briancon, and we never miss crossing the border to go and spend a day in Italy. Instead of going for the usual shopping/lunch trip, i looked for something different and stumbled about this place. I was amazed i never ever heard about it, and that my friend who had been coming for the last... More 

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UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very few English friends I have spoken to know that this place even exists. Bizarrely absent from most guidebooks, it is a breathtaking example of a hill fort. I was lucky enough to go to a wedding here, it's one of the best i have ever been to.

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Monte-Carlo, null, Monaco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Undervalued monument of Italian history, great example of war architecture at world level. Worth the visit, but... Be prepared, it is not a museum, it is a tough walk of half day if you take the short version ;)

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Beinasco, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

very much appreciated by people who like hiking . The landscape over the Alps is fantastic. There are differnt kind of tours ffrom 2 hrs to a max of 6 hrs.

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Leini, Italy
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

It's an amazing fortification. starts from the bottom of the valley, where the main fort lies, and arrives at the top of the mountain. To complete the full tour, which requires the full day, you must climb 4000 steps, so be prepared to fatigue. the medium tour requires only 1500 steps.... unique construction that offers fantastic views of the surrounding... More 

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Salina, Malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Well worth the drive to this historical site. Beautiful scenery all around. Also known as the great wall of the Alps!

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