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“Pleasant afternoon out”
Review of Forte di San Leo

Forte di San Leo
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in San Leo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Travelled on the Bonelli Bus excursion. Booked at Rimini tourist information office at the railway station the day before. Excursion is once a week on a Wednesday afternoon. Leaves from San Marino bus stop near Burger King at Rimini station at 14.35. Journey time approx 50 mins. Returns at 18:30.

Return bus fare 10 euros per person. On arrival at San Leo, transferred to mini bus for a ride up to the village and castle, extra fare to be paid. Castle dates from 1400s. Was used a papal prison for many years until 1916. Younger children are free at castle, small entrance fee for adults. Great views of surrounding countryside and San Marino in the distance. Walk down to village square after. Village is very much a "film set". Just enough time to see everything. Kids enjoyed exploring the castle.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Superb castle architecture, good displays of artefacts, nice village to get picnic supplies to eat in the castle ground with great views of the Marche.
On the other hand the management don't go out of their way to provide any interesting guidebooks or material in languages other than Italian and there was not much in Italian either. Poor facilities and disinterested staff

1  Thank martles49
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

This trip was well worth doing. The views are stunning however the highlight is the self guided tour through the rooms, cells and dungeon. There are great displays of suits of armour, canons, crossbows, and guns of every description, from 1500's to near modern. The display of torture equipment is unusual, unnerving, hard to express how it makes you feel, knowing these tools were actually used on human beings.

3  Thank Richard_VanBob
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Beautiful area which is definitely worth a diversion. The small town below the tower is lovely and a pleasant place for a meal or a drink, while the walk up to the tower and the tower itself are both lovely. If you don't want to actually visit the tower then go at sunset when the tower is lit up.

1  Thank Delory123
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

The ancient castle, lovely old church, attractive town with so much history, and commanding views of surrounding area.

1  Thank Julia L
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