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Piazzale della Fortezza, 53024, Montalcino, Italy
+39 0577 849211
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All reviews wine shop surrounding countryside buy a ticket highest point within the walls fort walls small fee worth a visit worth a quick stop jazz festival nice castle great views from the top old fortress walk around vantage point piece of history entrance fee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The upper courtyard of the fort offers spectacular views. The walls are not high and you can sit on the wall, eat, and enjoy the views. A high point, in both senses of the word, of Montalcino.

Thank AfishnamedArthur
Reviewed October 17, 2018

For just 4 euro you get to climb up and walk around the ramparts for amazing views of the area. You can also have a drink and a quick bite in the bar.

Thank Krazykat26
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The enoteca in the Fortezza provides tasting of many of the wineries in the Montalcino area. We have returned every time we are in Montalcino. The Fortezza itself is a small fort overlooking Montalcino and is well worth the visit.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Hello, We were at this place and were surprised by the well preserved fortress. Once you are in, you have spectacular views for all Montalcino. Nice experience, recommend! Enjoy!

Thank mugurnedelciu
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

You can see the same views for free - having said that it is the focal point of Montalcino so worth a visit (€4 per person)

Thank TheScribelers
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We visited Montalcino intent on sampling the world famous Brunello wines made there. After a drive that revealed many quintessential views of the Tuscan countryside we arrived at this hilltop outpost. The fortress is in good repair and offers a 360 degree view. Entry is...More

Thank Ray Q
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This fort is still around and solid. These forts are amazing and I believe the trapezoidal indentations are for the archers to defend the fort. Walked around the top parapet and the views are tremendous.

Thank findwine
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We parked our car in front of the Fortezza. It is an optimal place for parking. Before entering the village we visited the Fortezza, it is just adjacent to the village. This is a nice ancient fortress, but we spent just 15 minutes in there...More

Thank Dudo2
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

You can visit the courtyard of the fortress at the top of Montalcino for free, which is quite interesting, but the walk around the walls is the real attraction. You access them through the bar,wine shop in the far corner where there's a staircase up....More

Thank RoganJ
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Enter to the wine shop and pay for the entrance to the fortress walls the provide panoramic views of the area. Afterwards, find some pizza and drink some Brunello!

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Response from TeddyKgb S | Reviewed this property |
It's opened almost all day, if I am right from 9am till 7pm, at least during the summer