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Address: Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy
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It's a walk!

Disappointingly couldn't access the fort as Geovantti was rehearsing for an upcoming tour BUT fantastic views over teh town and valley

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Disappointingly couldn't access the fort as Geovantti was rehearsing for an upcoming tour BUT fantastic views over teh town and valley

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With swords in hand, our boys loved wandering through the fortress and along the top walls. The views are incredible, totally worth the hike!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a fabulous reward for a walk straight up hill. There were several times when this New Yorker thought....will I make it? I did and it was worth it beyond. While I was there, Cortona was in full Art Show Scene and my ticket to the shows was also my free pass to visit these ruins. I enjoyed standing... More 

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Mad River Valley, Vermont
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Make sure you drive all the way up, otherwise it is a long hike. Just to see the ancient craftsmanship and modern below ground art gallery is a treat.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is really a ruin, but you can walk the walls, and the views are amazing. Worth the effort of walking up from Cortona and if you are at the Basilica it would be a shame not to visit the fort.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I don't think there are enough words to describe the beauty and the views from the top - VERY strenuous climb and not for the faint hearted - I recommend going up though the town as there are points of interest to stop and catch a breath! Take the walk down following the wall :-)

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the additional hike up to the top of the hill to visit the Fortress. The exhibition of photos would not have merited the strenuous walk up the hill but the views are outstanding and not to be missed. Why anyone would contemplate attacking such a fortress defies logic. I'd just camp in the town and starve the inhabitants... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very nice place to visit with great views. I didn't care much for the art exhibit inside though, finding the displays ruined the atmosphere of the fort's interior. If you find yourself at St. Margaret's church then head up to this fort if only to take pictures of the view.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

There's apparently no way to tell when it's open except to climb up there and take your chances. Pretty impressive ruin even from the outside, though.

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Henderson, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stayed a week in Cortona, and spent a day on the climb up to the fortress. We enjoyed the historical aspects of the fortress itself, but the view is what made the trip worthwhile. We walked from town, but saw parking father up the hill.

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