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The Fortezza is built on the high point of Arezzo and offers great views of the town and... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Paul B
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Abbotsford, Canada
Beautiful medevial fortress

The fortress is hidden behind the trees and you can't see it from the near-by park with monument to... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
zorpuc
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Medici fortress, located at the highest point of the city, is a fine example of the 16th century defensive military architecture. The building is perfectly inserted in the walls and the irregular pentagonal plan, well adapted to the occupied ground, with several towers. The...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The Fortezza, which is located next to Parco Prato and the Duomo is a must see in Arezzo. Besides being a beautiful place to walk with incredible views of the countryside around Arezzo it also currently has a very interesting sculpture exhibition by Mexican artist...More

Thank linda G
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Fortezza is built on the high point of Arezzo and offers great views of the town and countryside. It was built in the 1500's on the site of earlier fortifications. It is now surrounded by gardens and statues. The entrance tunnel is very impressive....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is a fantastic old fortification. For the young and athletic, it could be reached on foot, but for those who are not, then there is a bus service that takes you to the entrance. Situated on higher ground, from the walls you have a...More

Thank Cyril S
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Visited in the late afternoon just on sunset, there was inside an art comporary exibihtion and hilighted corners on the walls.

Thank Zi0Bobby
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The fortress is hidden behind the trees and you can't see it from the near-by park with monument to Petrarca. When visiting the cathedral and the Piazza grande, you should visit the fortress as well. You can park on Pietri parcheggio and use the escalators...More

Thank zorpuc
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting the fortezza medicea offers an insightful view into the city history. The renovations made the place more accessible and created bespoke walking paths. Very nice.

Thank AlexBM23
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The fortress is an amazing place, very well refurbished and actually tuned to be a Christmas village for kids. Nice sculptures within well contribute to add value to the place, who offers an amazing view on the countryside and all over Arezzo. it is a...More

Thank Mobajashi
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I went here with my art history friends and it turned out to be a wonderful surprise. It is not a very famous place so it is away from the touristic hustle and bustle of the city. From the top, you see an amazing Tuscan...More

Thank NitishS252
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Situated atop a hill more or less in the middle of town, with a lovely park in front, the walls make an imposing sight. Entry is free and presently includes an exhibition of bronze sculptures. A lot of restoration is going on and some archeological...More

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