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Fenestrelle Fortress

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Address: Via del Forte, 10060 Fenestrelle, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0121 83600
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Amazing fortress built in the mountain

If you are nearby Turin and would like to have a rest I would suggest you to go to Fenestrelle which is 1h drive from Turin . This fortress which has been built in 19th century... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are nearby Turin and would like to have a rest I would suggest you to go to Fenestrelle which is 1h drive from Turin . This fortress which has been built in 19th century it's the highest in Europe and is made of 3 different forts which are interlinked with more than 4.000 steps . There is a... More 

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Each time I visit my family, we take in the sites from Fenestrelle. It is an amazing fortress built along the mountain. There is a small museum dedicated to the soldiers with examples of what life was like in the fortress. You can hike all the way up to the top - more than 3,000 steps they say. There is... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The fortress was started by the French, and finished by the Savoys. It took more than 120 years to build. The wall is surrounded by the Alps making beautiful scenery. We arrived after noon , so we were only able to do a 45 minute tour by ourselves. This enabled us to walk a bit inside the wall. The steps... More 

Thank Coellum
Villar Perosa, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This fort , built by the French to block the valley , is a masterpiece of military architecture , developed along the left side of the mountain , partially well restored , with a breathtaking staircase of more than 3.000 steps reaching the top

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42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I visited the fortress two times, because they have two different guided tours. The first one takes 3 hours and the second one 6 hours or more (you need to wear good sport shoes and carry water enough and your lunch!). I've had the same guy (a volunteer) as tour guide and I must say it's very nice to see... More 

Thank Giuliano S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Quite simply one of the best things I have done in Italy! We went late October so rang ahead to book a trip. We were the only people there and our guide (and dog) were knowledgeable and highly entertaining. The scale of the fortress is unbelievable, and the views from the top equally as spectacular. They day soon passed and... More 

Thank Peter G
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We had spend many summers in Briancon, and we never miss crossing the border to go and spend a day in Italy. Instead of going for the usual shopping/lunch trip, i looked for something different and stumbled about this place. I was amazed i never ever heard about it, and that my friend who had been coming for the last... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Very few English friends I have spoken to know that this place even exists. Bizarrely absent from most guidebooks, it is a breathtaking example of a hill fort. I was lucky enough to go to a wedding here, it's one of the best i have ever been to.

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Monte-Carlo, null, Monaco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Undervalued monument of Italian history, great example of war architecture at world level. Worth the visit, but... Be prepared, it is not a museum, it is a tough walk of half day if you take the short version ;)

Thank Sergio K
Beinasco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

very much appreciated by people who like hiking . The landscape over the Alps is fantastic. There are differnt kind of tours ffrom 2 hrs to a max of 6 hrs.

Thank Rara G

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