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Fortezza Museo delle Armi Civitella del Tronto

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Address: Via Roma, 64010 Civitella del Tronto, Italy
Phone Number: +39 320 842 4540
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10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Fortress of Civitella del Tronto stands at 600 meters above sea level,...

The Fortress of Civitella del Tronto stands at 600 meters above sea level, in a very strategic position, at the old northern boundary between the Kingdom of Naples to the South and the Kingdom of the Holy See to the North. It is one of the largest and most important work of military engineering in Europe, characterized by its elliptical shape with an area of 25.000 square meters and a length of more than 500 meters.

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It is a beautiful uphill walk..very uphill

It is a very long walk and an uphill battle. But the views help take your mind off the panting and sweating. And the views are stunning! From every view point along the way to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 30, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

It is a very long walk and an uphill battle. But the views help take your mind off the panting and sweating. And the views are stunning! From every view point along the way to the Fortezza entrance. The cost is small €3 and there really isn't a way to go through the site, wander to your heart's content. Even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The town is small and very ancient with small houses and narrow allayes. Found a nice restaurant with exellent pasta! Take the time to walk around the fortress.

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Very well preserved/restored medieval town and a spectacular fortress with gorgeous views of idyllic landscape. For a couple of moments I felt like being on the Game of Thrones set somewhere in King's Landing. Italy has many hidden gems, this is definitely one of them. Ridiculous small amount as entrance fee - 5 EUR, if I recall correctly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

Well worth the trip to get here. The fortress is well preserved and a reasonable entrance fee charged. If, like us, you like to see and take in everything then allow a couple of hours for your visit. Be prepared for a steep climb to get there from the village (which in itself is worth a wander around) if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

The second largest Fort in Europe and its history is interesting. I have seen numerous Forts around the United States and I have seen machu pichu, and this one is interesting and worth the visit of you're near.

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Sant'Egidio alla Vibrata, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is worth going out of your way to visit the fortress as it is well conserved with a beautiful history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem when driving south from Ascoli Piceno to take the majestic drive over the Apenines to Rocca Calascio. Certainly glad we stopped to visit! This is a much more interesting castle to explore than Rocca Calascio, and the views are also impressive. Took about two hours to explore thoroughly - its really massive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

I did not expected to find such a beautiful place, well manteined and full of history. Just loved it! Definitely a must to go place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was a bit cold when we went, however not many people about so plenty of opportunity to look in every nook and cranny. Bought the English guide book which helped, but as we walked round could have done with more information in English, however still enjoyed the visit. The views from the end of the castle over the valley... More 

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Ascoli Piceno, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2014

Civitella fortress and village too are worth for visiting it. It's an intersting place and you have amazing views of the surroundings, just come!!!

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