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Fortezza di Girifalco

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Views are worth the climb

We parked at the bottom of Cortona and started our walk to the top for the Fortress, it was a steep... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
carolineEssexEngland
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Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
Fab view

OK so there are not so much to look at inside the fortress but just looking at the building and... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Inger H
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Espoo, Finland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 January 2016

I thought I would be able to touch the sky if I climbed any higher :) The highest point in Cortona, so all the good reason to build a Fortezza there. We walked up to it after we visited the St. Margherita church. We thought,...More

4  Thank Wenovo
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We paid 5€ each in order to access the fortress expecting some info or something to see. All the rooms are empty, there is only one walkable wall and nothing more. Yes, views from top are nice, but you have same views from the road....More

2  Thank Claudia V
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

It was worth climbing up for the views. There was lots of photography art displayed which was a nice addition to the fort itself. Although we did not eat at the cafe, it was nice to know that we could grab a bite to eat...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2018

The fortress was built in the 16th century by the grand duke of Tuscany, Cosimo Medici, at the ruins of the old Etruscan, Roman and medieval fortifications. It is in a very good shape, recently restored, but the main reason for visiting is the beautiful...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We parked at the bottom of Cortona and started our walk to the top for the Fortress, it was a steep climb with many stairs but the reward of the views and feeling above everyone else is worth it, sadly a thunderstorm and torrential rain...More

Thank carolineEssexEngland
Reviewed 22 July 2018

High atop the hill of Cortona stands the Medici's fort. We walked up from the town, passed Chiesa Santa Margherita and found the Fortezza del Girifalco. Even though there is parking, it was well worth the walk up.

Thank Vagabond_Pilgrim
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Worth visiting to get the amazing views from the fortress. Take some photos looking out toward the lake. Little cafe up top does spritz, wine or cafe.

Thank bmase58
Reviewed 2 August 2017

It was quite the trek in flip flops, but it was worth it! It's all about the view - but the Fortezza has interesting aspects to it as well. Since it is far from the city center, there aren't as many people and you can...More

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 18 July 2017

OK so there are not so much to look at inside the fortress but just looking at the building and imagining how it was used was enough for me. I was also lucky since there were two exhibitions at the time. You will also get...More

Thank Inger H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Travelling from Roma to Venezia we wanted to stop and enjoy something new in Tuscany. On previous trips we've been to Firenze, Lucca, Pisa, Sienna - and, wanted to avoid the crowds but still enjoy a worthwhile experience. Cortona was it. We spent the better...More

1  Thank Bede-Are
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Cortona was not as interesting as other hill towns, for us. but we had decided to view the Fortress. The climb up is never ending, meet many people coming down giving you words of encouragement; and then it goes up again. When you arrive at...More

1  Thank Averil N
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Great menu with local wines (AND local beer!), and incredible service from the staff. We climbed from the amphitheater down at the "bottom" of the hill town of Cortona, and were in need of a good rest. The fortress has rotating art exhibits, and spectacular...More

3  Thank JoelC1368
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