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Address: Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy
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A Tremendous Vantage Point

Sitting above Cortona this structure dominates and has tremendous views across the town and the surrounding plains. There is almost no explanation however of how the fort... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Sitting above Cortona this structure dominates and has tremendous views across the town and the surrounding plains. There is almost no explanation however of how the fort functioned or how is was built. We understand that at some time it was derelict. Worth the visit for the views alone and hopefully in time more interpretative information will be made available.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Do walk up from the town if you can manage to do so. The views from the fort are certainly worth the effort as the town, the valley, the lake and the distant hills are all spread out below you. I should have liked a description of the history of the fort rather than the photographic collection of Tuscan towns... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This old fortress has best views over the Tuscan hillscapes being at the top of the mountain above Cortona. The many reviewers saying it is hard to reach may not realise there is ample parking at the church of Santa Margerita and even spaces next to the entrance 100 meters up the path. They were currently setting up for an... More 

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Leawood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

It is quite a hike through town to the very top where the fort is located, but very rewarding. I recommend winding your way through the side streets and visiting the various churches and enjoying the local culture. You will eventually make your way to the top. If you try to follow the wall up the South east side, you... More 

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Dubbo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We climbed the streets of Cortona to reach this landmark. It was well worth the effort but took me a few days to recover. The view is spectacular.

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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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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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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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Address: Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Arezzo  >  Cortona

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