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Fenestrelle Fortress

Via del Forte, 10060 Fenestrelle, Italy
0121.83.600
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities
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Bangkok, Thailand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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 via mobile

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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switzerland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We visited the complex although only from the outside (guided tours are only available in the morning ),but it was still interesting. there is a small restaurant, a museum with various stuffed animals and a beautiful view! The complex is the largest of its kind in Europe and consists of a connected series of steps and paths of individual fortresses.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

By far the best thing I did this trip. The largest fort in europe with the largest undercover stair case. We did a 8 hour tour for only $15 euro. You walk to the top (appox 4000 steps, not all in the fort) however you get heaps of breaks so if you're moderately fit, it's fine! Our guide was amazing,... More

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Turin, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

The building, sleeping over the mountain since centuries, is simply amazing, wel organized, excellent guides.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

Fenestrelle is amazing. I highly recommend Kent Benson as a guide. He is both knowledgeable and passionate.

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