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Fortress of Tentennano

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Address: Near Rocca d'Orcia, 53023 Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
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+39 0577 888986
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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A short distance from Castiglione, the imposing fortress of the Rocca di...

A short distance from Castiglione, the imposing fortress of the Rocca di Tentennano dominates the village of Rocca d'Orcia, rising up still today to guard over the Orcia valley below, where pilgrims, merchants, and travelers once made their way along the Via Francigena.

Through the courtyard, visitors can enter the halls that once housed a garrison of soldiers and climb up to the top of the keep, from which they can enjoy a sweeping view of the countryside.

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A magical vista....so with the effort! I wondered up one afternoon...we were staying in a villa below the town of Castiglione..and was rewarded by 360° views of Val d'Orcia...so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 9, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

A magical vista....so with the effort! I wondered up one afternoon...we were staying in a villa below the town of Castiglione..and was rewarded by 360° views of Val d'Orcia...so beautiful! But hold onto your hat...it was quite windy! Only to be undertaken by those with independent mobility...(the metal stairs become steeper the higher you climb).. do it if you can.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

The Fortress is kept beautifully in this tiny village away from the noise of the city. The view over the Orcia Valley is priceless. If you are looking for a quiet moment away from the city, good wine and food and fresh air, you cant miss this spot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected treasure. You can climb to the castle roof with amazing panoramic views. The castle itself is beautifully kept and clearly well looked after. When we visited the castle was displaying Shakespeare-inspired artwork inside which was a lovely enhancement to the mood. We visited around lunchtime on a weekday and had the place to ourselves, and it... More 

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Wroclaw, Wroclaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our hosts recommended us to go there as we were planning trip to Bagni San Filippo and it was really worth it. The fortress is small but monumental (30 minutes is enough to visit, ticket 3 EUR). You start to wonder how those guys in medieval times were able to construct such thing. The whole thing resembles some sceneries from... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I got married here on the 26th March 2016 and it was absolutely perfect. The views are spectacular and it was an honour and a privilege to be able to have the most important day of my life here. Grazie Castiglione d'Orcia.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great view of the entire Val d'Orcia. It helped me get my bearings. You can see for miles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you visit Bagno Vignoni or the surrounding area, you need to stop here and climb all the way to the top. A breath-taking view of the region that is well worth the 3euro.

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