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Hotel della Fortezza

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Sorano
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I have mixed feelings about leaving a review for someplace that I would like to remain a secret, but here it goes anyway... Sorano is an "out of the way" town. That's part of what makes it wonderful. The place just oozes history and charm. It's what I hoped to find during our recent honeymoon to central Italy. If you... More

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LaSalle, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed one night at this impressive hotel. the opportunity of staying at a converted fortress won us over. The room was, as with all we stayed at in Italy, quite charming and adequate, but, BE AWARE...this hotel does NOT offer air-conditioning....and in July there is not always a comfortable drop in temperature at night, so open windows are a... More

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Netherlands
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

This hotel was a stop in our bike trip from Rome to Livorno. Sorano is a really beautiful place (but not many tourists), and this hotel is situated in a part of the castle on top of it. Thus it really has atmosphere. It was also quite. Internet was only working in the reception area, but it was working. We... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed one night in the Hotel della Fortezza in July 2012. Had some problem finding parking, as there was some construction underway, and the road sign was misleading. Other than that, the experience was extremely good. The room had a breathtaking view over deep canyon and medieval village. The room was clean and had a nice size for 2... More

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Tuscany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

A recent change in management at La Fortezza has made a VAST improvement and restored the character, service and beauty that this incredible structure deserves. Brava Patrizia!

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Staying at the castle was a highlight of our trip, a break from the average tourist sites and a magical experience I would recommend. The hosts were exceptionally and willing to go out of their way to ensure comfort and satisfaction. English spoken. The room was the normal small size for italy, but clean, with an amazing view and the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

My wife and I stayed for one night during a recent Tuscan tour and our night at the Hotel Fortezza was one of the highlights of the trip. The room was amazing, giving you a real feel of staying in a old castle but still being clean and with modern bathroom facilities. The owner was very welcoming and helpful and... More

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Askim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

A beautiful hotel in Sorano. The room was big and had a beautiful view! The owner was really great.

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Porirua, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2011

An experience not too be missed staying in a castle dated back to the 1,100 AD. The hotel inside is presented very well. We were situated on the 2nd level. Even though our room was compact it had a good size firm bed with separate bathroom facilities, on a landing above our bedroom. Not much space to put your suitcases... More

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

Beautiful views from the room, our room was very clean and nice. The village of Sorano is unspoiled and you will find only a few tourists here, and NO souvenir shops! We did find 2 antique shops, and several nice restaurants. The hotel manager was warm and friendly and made us feel at home. Breakfast was served on the fortress... More

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Also Known As:
Boutique Hotel Della Fortezza
Della Fortezza Hotel
Address: Piazza Cairoli 5, 58010 Sorano, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Grosseto > Sorano
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Sorano
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel della Fortezza 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fortezza Orsini di Sorano è uno dei più imponenti esempi di Architettura militare dell’intera Toscana,e fu una delle più importanti piazzeforti.La leggenda della “Fortezza Inespugnabile”,si tramanda tuttora e se ne può leggere nelle cronache dell’epoca ( Niccolò dell’Antella nel 1608 Scriveva a proposito della Fortezza : ……..Gli sta sopra come un falcone……e quando si è per terra…..per cosa di stupore a rimirare una fabbrica a altezza tale che quasi pare che l’occhio vi si smarrisca….) ,per tanto tempo la Fortezza di Sorano ha difeso i confini della Toscana meridionale e il Paese sottostante,a renderlo imprendibile erano: La sua posizione rafforzata dalle antiche mura e la chiusura dell’unica via di accesso dai bastioni della Fortezza Orsini.All’interno della Cittadella della Fortezza nella parte più vecchia (precedente alla ristrutturazione dell’architetto Sangallo ) dopo aver oltrepassato il ponte levatoio sul fossato nella piccola piazza si trova L’Hotel della Fortezza,dotato di 16 Camere arredate con raffinata eleganza e mobili d’epoca , dalle cui finestre si può godere di una vista mozzafiato a picco sull’antico borgo di Sorano,inoltre l’altra particolarità dell’Hotel della Fortezza è quella di avere tutte le camere diverse,per potervi regalare un soggiorno unico……………………………….. ... more   less 
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