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Nice for a stroll on a lovely day

This is a large Fort, which on a nice day is perfect to have a stroll. Although closed you get a... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
TheMysteriousOne
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Standing tall

Although the place was closed, it was still worth walking around it. The city has a feel good... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
ManishJ788
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20 Oct 2018
“Nice for a stroll on a lovely day ”
17 Oct 2018
“Standing tall”
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

This is a large Fort, which on a nice day is perfect to have a stroll. Although closed you get a sense of the size of the place and what it must've been like when it was operational. There is a cafe nearby to have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Although the place was closed, it was still worth walking around it. The city has a feel good factor in itself. Calm, quiet and tucked away. !!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ManishJ788
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This fort was damaged in the 2009 earth quake, and sadly still being restored. The fort is impressive up close and the views from the hill are breath taking. Its not worth a long stay but if you are driving close by i would suggest...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 22 August 2017

At the top of the hill and surrounded by large trees it is hard to see this place from L'Aquila, however if you drive or walk up the road it stands quite strong (especially after all the earthquakes the region experienced).

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Impressive castle but unfortunately under construction, like zo many other monuments since the 2009 earthquake. On Sunday evening it's the place to be for a real Italian evening stroll. You can have a drink on the terrace at the south-east corner of the fountain.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Please note that the fort and most other sites in L'aquila are closed due to earthquake repairs. Before going to any sights in this city check to see if it is open. Only be church in the old town is open. Lots of cranes and...More

3  Thank Betweenjobs
Reviewed 5 June 2014

After having a coffee or meal nearby, this is a great place to have a walk afterwards. I suggest going at sunset so that you can see the shadows and the different colorations of the stone structure - it is awe inspiring

Date of experience: June 2014
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