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Address: Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100 Siena, Italy

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Great views of Siena.

This is a bit of walk from central Siena but well worth it. Strangely this place doesn't get many tourists but it is popular with locals out for a walk or jog. The views of Siena... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2014
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Willunga, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This was honestly my favourite thing to do in Siena and the best part is that it's absolutely free! The fortress is situated on the Viale V Veneto on the West side of Siena so it's just outside the main tourists spots and is probably why you can see a lot of locals jogging around the fortress walls away from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lovely views over the city (including the Duomo and Tower of course). Nice and quiet. Lots of shady spots with some seats and grassy patches to relax. This is where you need to head after a hectic touristy day in the centro.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a bit of walk from central Siena but well worth it. Strangely this place doesn't get many tourists but it is popular with locals out for a walk or jog. The views of Siena and the surrounding countryside from the walls of this fortress are spectacular. There is no charge and the jazz school provides lovely music that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

For some reason that I have not researched this is also known as Fortezza Medici; it is located at the top end of the walled city just beyond the main bus stop. There is one main brick built building used by a jazz school so on our visit we enjoyed the music practice and there were even a couple of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

If you find yourself Basilica'd out and you had enough people watching at Il Campo this is an interesting place for a tree lined stroll around the fortification walls of this large fort turned into a park and underground wine museum. The stroll around the top of the walls is perhaps 1/2 mile and offers great views of Siena. The... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My group and I went to the fortezza. It was very nice. I liked especially the big trees that were in the fortezza. They were really amazing and you could go under them.They were really cool. The fortezza is made of colossal walls and during summer time there is the cinema out side under the sky.But don't go to visit... More 

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Siena, Toscana, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

A nice place for a relaxing walk inside the open space of the fort. There is a school of music called Siena Jazz.In the summer you can watch outdoor cinema there. It is free to get in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Fortezza Medicea (Medici Fort) is very intact, and you can walk along the walls to find great views of the Siena city center. We read that it was built by Cosimo I after Florence defeated Siena in an incredibly long siege. It is a nice walk, and inside the fort is the Enoteca Italiana, a great place to stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Fortezza is a huge red bricked fortress with good views of Siena and the surrounding countryside. You can walk around the walls. On Wednesday mornings the local market takes place in the streets surrounding the fortress. When we were there in May/June a funfair was set up inside the fortress, which seemed a bit odd!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a good spot to take your scenic photos of Siena. You can get the Duomo and the Tower of the Il Campo in the shot from this site and it gives an idea of the size of both of the attractions. Nice place for a stroll.

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Address: Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100 Siena, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena

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