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Fortezza di Girifalco

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Address: Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy

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Worth the walk up

Lovely views from the top, including around the ramparts of the fort. They could have had a few more info panels but its a nice destination for your stroll around Cortona. You... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Lovely views from the top, including around the ramparts of the fort. They could have had a few more info panels but its a nice destination for your stroll around Cortona. You will earn your lunch walking up and down...

Thank PaulKapsos
Herndon, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

While we were in Cortona there was a photography exhibit at the Fortezza di Girifalco. We bought tickets and explored every nook and cranny of the castle that we could get to. We were able to walk about the top of the walls around the back courtyard - lots of fun and incredible views! Not sure what the access is... More 

Thank fergusonjlf
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1 of 5 bubbles 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. Not worth the ticket price imho.

Thank Claudia V
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just a short walk uphill from Santa Margheritas church you will find amazing views and history. There is a little bistro up there that looked nice.

Thank sansa31
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We doubted a moment to pay the entrance fee (6€ for adults), but it was certainly worth it. The Fort is quite big and you can access almost everything. The kids loved running around in it. The views are by far the best of all Cortona. You can access it by car or walk to it from Basilica Santa Margherita... More 

Thank mvandevelde52
Tarquinia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Fortezza is built on the top of the mountain overlooking the valley below. Spend some time on the edge of the S. Margherita bastion to admire the breathtaking view from Lake Trasimeno to Mount Amiata. The place hosts art and photography exhibitions that are worth looking at. There is also a small bistrot where you can have some good... More 

Thank MarcoEtGiusy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

One of the best sights for tourists. The views are breathtaking and and if you can tear your eyes away then the signs are informative and the history is fascinating. Keep your phone on, you'll get a total thirst for wanting to know more and more of the history. Make sure you travel all the way to the top and... More 

1 Thank Rory K
Morris County, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, we might as well go all the way to the top. There was some art... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

Breathtaking views for miles around Cortona! If you didn't bring your camera, despair. If you did, pack lunch, because you'll be clicking for quite some time. The fortress itself is an impressive mass of concrete walls designed for fortification which history proved to be unnecessary. However, its worth the visit.

2 Thank Frank S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

The Fort is above the the town of Cortona and a good 15- 20 min walk, all up hill, and steep. However if you take your time to admire your surroundings as you go, it is no hardship, especially as you are rewarded with such wonderful views of the Tuscan plains north and south. The Fort was wonderful to explore,... More 

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