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“Great to look at from a distance” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Venetian Fortezza

The Venetian Fortezza
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Owner description: This beautiful 16th century fortress is a fusion of medieval European and Moorish architecture.
Berkshire
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Great to look at from a distance”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Not expensive to enter but they have barely started renovating and tidying up the interior - it is a jumble of rocks and delapidated buildings. You really have to use your imagination with this one. One day they will produce a great son et lumiere explaining its history and present it in the evenings.

Visited May 2013
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful panoramic view of old town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

You get a beautiful panoramic view of old town and the sea from the top which is just stunning! The fortezza is undoing renovations at the moment, but is still in good shape to walk around admiring another different stage Crete went from in history.

Visited May 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“fort very large”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

The fort is very extensive and there are some great 360 degree vantages. The history is teased out but somewhat sporadic. I would say the entrance fee is a tad expensive at 6 euros but it is the only memorable vista in the town.

Visited May 2013
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Bielefeld, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Take some pictures and look for concerts
(are there sometimes). It is useful to add
extra sun protection.

Visited June 2012
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Corfu, Ionian Islands
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“Feel like a princess or warrior!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Enter to a world which comes from yesterday but stands till nowadays! A very highly recommended to-see once you've be in Rethymno.

Visited June 2012
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