Forte Falcone

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CP T
Lacona, Italy13 contributions
Couples
This piece of historic beauty has sadly been neglected with last renovation work done in 1994...what a shame. This could be a fantastic venue for all kinds of events and could be the centre piece of a cultural experience in Portoferraio. I can imagine summer concerts held on the battlements. I can see colourful umbrellas and picnic areas for families. Unfortunately there is nothing of the kind except now there is a little bar situated at the top called Calata Mazzini Al Forte where you can buy a beer and a sandwich between the hours of 10am and 6pm. This is a great addition and well worth the trek but for some reason there are no signs at the entrance so you have to ask where it is and how to get to it. You are then led up a small narrow back stairs which brings you out onto the terrace with seating and umbrellas. The council in Portoferraio really must pay attention to some renovation of Forte Falcone instead of building useless, unnecessary and expensive roundabouts on the edge of town. The money used for this could have repaired a great deal of crumbling wall in the fort...
Written May 24, 2022
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david s
netanya, israel499 contributions
Friends
The strongest motivation for going up to this imposing fortress is the beautiful scenery of the blue waters around the island of Elba, seen from its towers and walls. Otherwise it is a desolate place screaming of continuous neglect. We have looked for anything that will show some kind of care , but even the signs for going down were placed in some poor places, causing the descend to the town below to feel like going down a strange and intricate maze. The walk path down comprises of stairs, cobble stones stretches, tunnels and concrete passes, and patches of plain dirt. It is a pity that those responsible for this historic site, that could be a major attraction to the town, left it to its present state of decay.
Written June 6, 2019
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0urmand
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To date, a desolate building, dirty and in ruins; a heritage to be valued.The ancient historic buildings in Portoferraio are abandoned to negligence.
Written July 18, 2018
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Terry W
Nottingham, UK163 contributions
Friends
A large fortress with great views over the city and port area. Interesting small museum on Bonaparte, 2nd world war, and the castle/port. Also has a nice bar/cafe at the start of the walk down with good views.
Written June 17, 2018
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Munjo
Fredonia, NY2,556 contributions
Couples
Irregular cobble stones and countless steps will only inspire you more to hike through this amazing fortress complex. Incredible views of the city. Highly recommend.
Written May 5, 2018
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Steve C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK706 contributions
Couples
Spent a few hours at Fort Falcone, the views of the harbour are amazing. Well worth the entrance money alone. It is. quite well preserved and was very quiet when we were there.

Entrance fee included admission to 3 other museums
Written October 23, 2017
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Kristina S
Sarasota, FL124 contributions
Couples
Worth the trek ... Flip-flops not advised as footing is not always steady.

Totally worth the time and effort.
Written September 9, 2016
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Dan Constantin A
Iasi, Romania265 contributions
Family
On tripadvisor there are 2 topics reffering to the same attraction: Bastioni Medicei and Forte Falcone ! I have just visited the site and on the Italian entrance ticket there is another name: Fortezze Medicee, so beware! The building is impressive by its size, position and especially by the view you get on the higher levels. There is no explanation, audioguide or written to what are you seing at each level. Important warning: the visit implies a lot of steep climbing, especially if you start the visit at the first gate as you come from the port. In the heat of a summer day, take enough water and a hat! Unfortunately, the restauration made to the top of the building is a disaster, as it is in such a great contrast to the rest of the construction! At the end of the visit, you will treasure the photos you have taken to the sights OUTSIDE the building. As historical information, nothing much beyond you already knew: good Cosimo built the big fort to scare the bad Turks away. Too bad for a construction of such importance to be appreciated as a good panorama site!
Written August 15, 2016
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LOGITRAV
Limerick, Ireland272 contributions
Friends
Apart from the spectacular views which you can have for free elsewhere the whole museum scene in Portoferraio is a waste of money. No work going in to their maintenance and the few displays are simply thrown up there. A real disaster. Skip them. You would get more from a good history book.
Written August 5, 2016
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luvsnorklng
Texas70 contributions
This was a very old fort, with breathtaking views. We would have loved to know what the buildings with four chimney type structures were. Well worth the hike!
Written June 26, 2016
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