Forte Sangallo

Forte Sangallo, Civita Castellana: Address, Phone Number, Forte Sangallo Reviews: 4/5

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ERIC W
Knoxville, TN4,208 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
They give you available times. A guide actually accompanies you and shows you around. Huge museum filled with artifacts. A must see
Written October 2, 2019
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Safia
Alesund, Norway6 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
It's a beautiful castle/ fortress with a 360 view of Civita Castellana when reaching the top. They didn't speak English so I didn't understand anything. Entrance was free. Guided tour, couldn't roam freely.
Written March 1, 2019
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Iva S
Prague, Czech Republic558 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
They did not let us in. The tour was conditional on the whole guided tour and we did not have enough time. A pity for visitors are not freely accessible courtyard. More yutube travel video PSIS visit. Iva + Petr (CZ)
Written January 29, 2019
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Sormaestro
Civita Castellana, Italy86 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
as a painting by Corot, the Fort stands majestically among the luxuriant green of the Forra del Treia, the vivid blue of the sky in spring and the red of the tufaceous rocks of Tuscia, also Goethe described it in the memories of his Journey in Italy
I’m attracted by the atmosphere that pervades it: built in the XVI° century on a previous medieval construction (on the other hand Civita owes its name Castellana in the presence of countless towers and fortifications "castellane"), Pope Alexander VI Borgia made his fortress, to defend the wealth of family
I approach with interest having seen tourists overlooking the walls, a new route allows you to enter some rooms remained always closed to tourists: the guns, the terraces, the Mastio, the cells of rigor
the visit is a continuous suggestion: from the narrow spaces reserved for soldiers on guard, to the entrance staircase with lowered steps to access horses on the upper floors, up to the suspended drawbridge that allows access to the octagonal Mastio
on the front door the coat of arms of the Rovere family to remember that the expansion works of the fortress were completed during the pontificate of Julius II; crossed the entrance a large terrace overlooks the inner courtyard of the three floors with the residential apartments of the tower
going up to the top you can enjoy a wonderful view: the courtyards from above, the beautiful one with the double arches of the arcades; the overhanging wall of the north wing of the Fort; Mount Soratte in the background looking south and the nearby town of Civita with the bell tower of the Duomo dei Cosmati in the foreground
going down to the ground floor of the Cortile Maggiore we come to discover the cells of rigor that since the XVIII° century housed the political prisoners of the Papal State
along the tour I stopped to listen to the voices of the history that has passed in these places: my eyes look at the ancient walls, the coats of arms, the frescoes, the doors, the floors, the stairs, the arches, as hundreds of years ago they had made Popes, nobles, soldiers, architects, simple castellans and finally prisoners
open every day, from the Mart to the Sun, from 9 to 19:00 - visiting hours for the new route 10:00, 12:00, 15:00 and for the whole summer 17:00 - free admission, maximum groups 30 people
Written June 11, 2018
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Graham M
London, UK24 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Was very disappointed as had to see fort from outside only. Arrived at 1pm to be told it opened at 2. Arrived at 2.30 to be told it opened at 3pm. I got the impression they didn't want us to go in. Website says open from 8am to 7pm so were very disappointed. We couldn't hang around as we had a young baby with us. They need clear signage regarding opening times.
Written June 23, 2016
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Yves V
The Hague, The Netherlands11 contributions
May 2014 • Family
The collection of Etruscan art in Forte Sangallo is very beautiful and impressive. I have already seen the Villa Giulia in Rome and was curious about the collection in Forte Sangallo. It was well worth the visit. The castle itself is also interesting from an architecture and historical perspective.

The visit is for free but can only be done under supervision and guidance of a person from the staff. The explanations given by the staff (in italian) were very interesting. Please take note that visits can only occur on an hourly basis. We arrived at 15:40 and had to wait until 16:00 before the guided tour could start. We were out at 17:00.

There was not enough time to see the whole collection in 1 hour, I hope to see the rest another time if I am in the area.
Written May 29, 2014
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kpontar1
Seattle, WA97 contributions
Dec 2012 • Solo
The building is beautiful and the history is magnificent, but if I rated the place only for that then all of Italy would be 5 stars. I have lived in Civita Castellana for several months now and have tried to visit the city's namesake castle several times. Every time I go, either the ticket office is closed or the person sitting inside is not interested in providing any information for tourists. Actually, it seems as if the only tourist attraction in the entire town is more often closed than open. Sometimes I wonder why Civita isn't trying harder to attract tourists to relieve some of the pain caused by the recession- then I remember how poorly managed the tourist attractions in town are, and I realize that it's a lost cause. The few times that I actually HAVE managed to get into Forte Sangallo, I have been impressed. The structure is fantastic and worth a visit. If you aren't Italian, or if you don't speak Italian, good luck! You'll need it!
Written January 26, 2013
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