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This star-shaped fortress was built by order of Fernando I in 1590.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via del Forte di san Giorgio, Florence, Italy
Pitti
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Fort Belvedere is in a nice quiet area of Florence, it was nice to get away from the crowds. The view was stunning. Great view of the cathedral and dome. €3 per person wasn’t too bad value. The only downside was there was a...More

Thank Sally E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is really great place to enjoy the view of the city !! Comparing with Michelangelo Square, the view from the fort is much better !! In addition it’s not so crowded. It takes 20-25 minutes on foot from Ponte Vecchio (but you have...More

Thank Ruisenor_NatalyS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this just by chance, we walked to south of the river to get something to eat away from the main tourist area and saw some steps, the steps lead to come fantastic cobbled streets all going uphill so we thought we would...More

Thank jefferies482
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The caste is located on a hill very close to Giardino Bardini. The entrance costs 3euros and you can buy the ticket on the spot. There is modern art exhibition in the castle with installations that unfortunately I could not appreciate. The caffe on the...More

Thank Timea3
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Confusing pricing, used to be free, really humourless staff who hushed us for talking at a conversational level, followed around by over zealous security staff obviously expecting one of the kids to start using the sculptures as climbing frames. Worth the climb for sensational views...More

Thank james b
Reviewed 10 August 2018

For me, this was the reward of climbing all the way up through Boboli Gardens in a very hot day. Incredible views of Florence and surroundings. The caffe is kinda expensive but ok, had no issues with the service.

Thank tatasz
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

AVOID!!! Worst service ever. Terrace is empty, we ordered 1 beer and 1 smoothie (smoothie came after 15 min). Order 2 club sandwiches (second one came 15 min after the 1st one) Happy to put 10€ per club when service is on level, but on...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We actually went here by mistake, the road just made us end up here, and we thought why not.. The view was absolutely incredible.. if you’re going because of the art inside, I’m not quite as excited. But when you come from the busy city...More

Thank lire1989
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We wanted to get out of the city centre in Florence as it was so busy to headed to the fort. It was a long uphill walk, but good exercise. There was an exhibition on so the fort was open, best to check before hand...More

Thank Susie_Stevie
Reviewed 28 May 2018

It is quite a walk to get to the fort however it is worth doing to enjoy the views around and over Florence. When up there it is worth a walk around the Bobbili Gardens too.

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Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and
history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti
Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces
visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli
Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues,
fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the
garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History
of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
...More
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thalia_bu
26 March 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so but plenty of roads and footpaths up the hill to it
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