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“Amazing view”

Fortezza di Radicofani
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Located in the south of Val d'Orcia this castle is simply amazing for the sorround and above all for the view which dominates the valley.

Amazing!
To be visited

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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

This was the closest town to our rental villa. An adorable town. This fort is worth the climb. Even if you just drive up to the base. The restaurant at the fort is amazing.

Thank Anne W
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We'd visited the Fortezza at Radicofani on a previous trip to Tuscany - it has changed a bit. There were lots more people there (might have been because it was a Saturday) and the grounds of the Fortezza itself had been cleared with a bar and grill now onsite.

There are great views from the fort which is perched on a hill and is visible from all quarters. You can see out towards Monte Amiata and the Val d'Orcia. It is possible to climb to the top of the tower for an even better view (and a breeze), from where you can see Lago di Bolsena to the south along with even more of the stunning views for 360 degrees. Each of the floors of the well preserved main fort has information boards about the construction and history, as well as some of the artefacts that have been found close by. There is also a story about a local Robin Hood type character called Ghino di Tacco (has a piazza named after him in the village) who did the rob from the rich give to the poor thing.

It's a nice place to wander round to admire the fort as well as the views.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

A beautiful castle in an out of the way area. Definitely not on the main tourist trail but well worth the visit. Stunning views of the surrounding area from a top the tower.

Thank Charles C
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

5 Euros to get in. A few nice exhibits but what you really want to see are the views. Looking north you can see across the mountains to Tuscany and the Val-de-Elsa. Looking south you can see all the way to Aquapendente and almost to the shores of Bolsena. There are powerful winds so you take a peek and then duck down behind the battlements to take a breath and then repeat. Oh, and its lots of fun to look at the town below. There are also some tunnels in the fort and a nice bar. I've been here twice and they've been faithfully restoring it.

2  Thank nomadicbiggerfoot
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