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Fortezza di Santa Barbara

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Address: Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Nice stroll, nice views

If you have time, it is a nice little walk around the Fortress walls. It offers good views of the city and it is quite lovely in itself.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2016
Martin H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is not something you need to go out of your way to see, but if you have time, or are out for a walk or run, it's a great place to visit. The view of Siena is nice, there are trees on top of the walls which is neat, and there is even some exercise equipment that is on... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

A great place to visit and appreciate gorgeous views of Siena, its free to enter and makes for a very pleasant walk. Its close to the bus station so we visited before catching our bus back to Florence, a great way to end the day and to say goodbye to Siena.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

If you have time, it is a nice little walk around the Fortress walls. It offers good views of the city and it is quite lovely in itself.

Thank Martin H
Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We walked to this fortress towards the end of our day in Siena. It is easy to access and is free to walk in. It is set in a park and is an easy walk up ramps to the walls, where there are far reaching views over the town and surrounding countryside. A good way to end the visit.

Thank Jan T
Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Pleasant walk from the centre to the Fortezza and wonderful views from the Fortezza. Interesting to walk around the walls.

Thank kay f
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This castle is very large and all the walls are excellent condition. It is easily accessible and has easy access to the walls. It is a hard surface with only a few easy steps to negotiate. The views are terrific and very photogenic. It is quite a large castle but for some reason appears to be bigger on the outside... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Great to just stroll around and see the city of Siena below. Shady,Tree lined and seating available A break from the mass of tourists heading for more popular locations It is also free

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We only walked around, but it reminds us of lucca. The wall was high and thick. We saw people running on top. Might have been a nice visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This was honestly my favourite thing to do in Siena and the best part is that it's absolutely free! The fortress is situated on the Viale V Veneto on the West side of Siena so it's just outside the main tourists spots and is probably why you can see a lot of locals jogging around the fortress walls away from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Lovely views over the city (including the Duomo and Tower of course). Nice and quiet. Lots of shady spots with some seats and grassy patches to relax. This is where you need to head after a hectic touristy day in the centro.

Thank MarcPT

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