Fortezza di Sarzanello

Fortezza di Sarzanello, Sarzana: Address, Phone Number, Fortezza di Sarzanello Reviews: 4/5

Fortezza di Sarzanello
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It's an imposing military fortification erected on the hill of Sarzana, and it overlooks the Magra Valley. Nowadays it's one of the symbol of the town.Known also as castracani, the fortress is composed by two main elements: the former is just the castle with its three bastions on the top, the latter is composed by a fortified embankment. Both the former and the latter form a kind of quad. Rich in charm, the structure undoubtedly deserves to be visited by those people who love culture.
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Brian.L
United Kingdom2 contributions
Aug 2020
Really nice castel, 15 minutes walk uphill from the center of Sarzana, a must see if you are around the area
Written November 23, 2020
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Alexey_from_Moscow
Moscow, Russia155 contributions
Oct 2019
The Fortress itself and the city of Sarzana are worth spending a few hours. The fortress is powerful and in good condition, though there is not too much to see inside.
Important to know that it closes at 1PM and reopens at 3PM. One hour for the fortress is usually enough.
Written October 31, 2019
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C&D
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
It was a climb, but 10=15 minutes from the centre of town to the top fortress. After visiting Fortezza Firmafede in the morning, it was lovely to see the hill top fortress. There was less interactive info at this one, and there was some rubbish and weeds that could be cleaned up. But overall, it was amazing to see and hear the history of the region. We were also interested in the via francigena route and it made sense how important Sarzana is to the whole region.
Written June 25, 2019
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Anna N
Udine, Italy12 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Very cool fort, we dropped by to visit as the last stop in Liguria. Didn’t get to go inside cause we were here before 5 and it was closed but totally worth even just walking around it
Written June 8, 2019
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GPS001
Limassol City, Cyprus466 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Worth a detour. It sits on top of the small medieval town of Sarzana, which used to be an important stopover on the Via Francigena (the road to France) in the Middle Ages. very well preserved, impressive building
Written November 18, 2018
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oddbod1808
Blackpool, UK553 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Firstly I must say check the hours before you go, it shut at 1.00pm for the day on our midweeek visit but I believe it does reopen at 5.00 pm on certain days.
Great views from the tower and the underground tunnels are a bit creepy but to appreciate the perfection of the design walk the perimeter path before leaving.
Written September 7, 2018
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GertVermeulen
Antwerpen38 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Sarzana and its fortresses are very beautiful and impressive.The fortress hosts a museum. I can recommend a visit.
Written September 3, 2017
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suspekt8
18 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We found this one really astounding! It's so massive! The walls, the towers and the trench. Wonderful view of the valley. So unfortunate that it seems to be true what other people said here before: we were there at 10:30 (when it was supposed to open), and there was nobody, so we couldn't actually enter the fortress. The gate to a small parking place was locked too. Waited for ten minutes. Nothing. Called twice. Nothing. Went down to the other fortress (which is totally not worth it btw) and told people. They were surprised and said there should be somebody up there. Little crazy.
Written July 29, 2016
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Ayshaya
Genoa, Italy14 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This is such a cool fort! You can go up in the tower and tower rooms and all the way under to the tunnels and rooms beneath the fort. Its being maintained but not restored or updated so it feels very authentic. Its not a gallery or exposition and there is no gold leaf or opulence, just a raw functional fort the way it was, in all its slightly crumbling glory, much to my taste. I went by myself the first time, and then tried to return a few months later with my family. The online hours do NOT match the actual hours (google's opening hours is flat out wrong, as of June 2016 it is only open weekends during the morning and late afternoon). If you do not read closely, even the sign in front of the fort can be misleading (the 2 parts that say "open daily" are referring to the other fort structure in town, not this one). I highly recommend calling and asking if its open, both times that we arrived and it wasn't open there were other tourists there that had also expected it to be open. However, should you manage to get in, its cheap, a great value, and a lot of fun to explore! I love this place.
Written July 1, 2016
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Katherine K
Arnhem, The Netherlands48 contributions
May 2016 • Family
It was just a perfect outing for a quick walk to stretch the legs. It's on the steeper side for a climb, but well worth it. Little hot dog stand with cold drinks at the back. Staff does their best to be helpful.
Written May 1, 2016
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