Fortezza di Girifalco

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Fortezza di Girifalco
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Upstate Traveler
United States122 contributions
Apr 2022
This is one of the better small fortresses in Tuscany. High above Cortona, the views of Valdichiana are great. Lake Trasimeno is visible to the south and Montepulciano to the west. The fortress, while not large is interesting and is likely to become more interesting as restoration continues. More could be provided regarding history and features of the fortress when it was operation. There is food and drinks offered with a pleasant place to eat and drink.
Written April 24, 2022
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Wenovo
Morris County, NJ2,089 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
I thought I would be able to touch the sky if I climbed any higher :)

The highest point in Cortona, so all the good reason to build a Fortezza there.
We walked up to it after we visited the St. Margherita church.
We thought, we might as well go all the way to the top. There was some art exposition going on there, which we were not interested in seeing.

The ticket guy was selling combo tickets at the entrance. We did not want to pay extra for the exposition that we were not interested in. He shrugged his shoulders - take it or leave it. So we left it. It was his attitude more than the extra Euros, that we did not but the tickets.
Plenty to see either way...

Grazie e Arrivederci
Written January 11, 2016
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Joel C
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Jun 2017 • Couples
Great menu with local wines (AND local beer!), and incredible service from the staff. We climbed from the amphitheater down at the "bottom" of the hill town of Cortona, and were in need of a good rest.
The fortress has rotating art exhibits, and spectacular vistas out over the town and the valley below.
It was well worth the hike - but you can also drive nearly all the way there, if you prefer (just park at the Basilica di Santa Margarita).
Written June 25, 2017
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Kroulak
Brno, Czech Republic3,749 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
Dont waste money for entry inside-the same view is from parking place and near basilica. It possible take this place by car or walk from city center.
Written August 27, 2020
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Claudia V
1 contribution
Oct 2016 • Couples
We paid 5€ each in order to access the fortress expecting some info or something to see. All the rooms are empty, there is only one walkable wall and nothing more. Yes, views from top are nice, but you have same views from the road. Not worth the ticket price imho.
Written October 7, 2016
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Frank S
Bozeman, MT72 contributions
Oct 2015
Breathtaking views for miles around Cortona! If you didn't bring your camera, despair. If you did, pack lunch, because you'll be clicking for quite some time. The fortress itself is an impressive mass of concrete walls designed for fortification which history proved to be unnecessary. However, its worth the visit.
Written December 9, 2015
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Thomas R
Atlanta240 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
Fortezza di Girifalco is situated at the top of the hill that makes Cortona a hilltown. The fort itself isn't as spectacular as others, but the view from the top is incredible.

If you go, make sure you take a camera. If it's a clear day, you can see Montepulciano on the other side of the beautiful Tuscan valley. You can also see Lake Trasemino to the south in Umbria.
Written October 26, 2012
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John M
Bristol, England, United Kingdom47 contributions
Aug 2019
Just amazing views, plenty of parking and the Castle was interesting too - including the slightly odd exhibitions. A bit cooler if hot as higher up. Worth a quick stop.
Written August 30, 2019
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Gianluca A
Sydney, Australia45 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The only good thing is the view you get from the top of the wall, but it's only slightly better than it is from the carpark or from the church below.
The fortress itself is rundown and offers no historical information. There was a photographic exhibition, but to be honest I could not care less about; I don't go to medieval town to look at modern photos and contemporary art.
For what it offers, entrance should be free.
Written July 17, 2019
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Graeme T
7 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Worth the trip up the hill to the Fortezza to take in the views and a great lunch in the cafe, really good value.
Written July 1, 2019
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