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Fortezza di Girifalco

Via di Fortezza, Cortona, Italy
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Our Fave View In Tuscany

It was quite the trek in flip flops, but it was worth it! It's all about the view - but the... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Lauren O
San Francisco, California
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
Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed 1 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

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

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

2  Thank Joel C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It is on the very top of the hill so if you are walking don't do it at midday! The view upon the Valdichiana is amazing and you can see the lake and Umbria as well!

Thank JTtrav59
Reviewed 5 June 2017

It's a lovely walk up but there but actually very little to see within the Fortress. All the rooms are empty. I was surprised they have not added some items of the period for interest. There are a few informations boards but most are written...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Well worth the walk up to Fort Girifalco and the €5 or €3 (Seniors) entry to walk around the fort whether there is an exhibition on or not. The history is written on large information boards in both Italian and English. Stop at the Sanctuary...More

Thank jennydowell
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
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...More

Thank fergusonjlf
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