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Forte di Fuentes

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Closed after 5 Nov

The fort is down a long and narrow road at the very top of Lake Como and just when you think you... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2015
Natpebbles
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Perth, United Kingdom
Good local attraction

Went with kids who enjoyed the outdoors hiking (we started from colico lido and walked along the... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2014
Cosmopolitan67
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Xiamen, China
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16 Jun 2017
“Derelict Castle steeped with history”
5 Oct 2016
“Simple ruins, nice trip, lake view hidden by trees”
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Forte Fuentes built in 1603 by Count Pedro Enriquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes, is a Spanish fort crossroads of countless passages of troops from Spain, France, Austria. It overlooks the beautiful reserve of Pian di Spagna. CLOSED FROM NOVEMBER...more
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Via Al Forte di Fuentes 24, 23823, Colico, Italy
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

This castle has gone through a lot of changes and shows it age. The only work that has been done is on the entrance the rest has been shored up in the state it was 'found'. The signage is good and explains what each area...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Larkins2014
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Dear guest, thank you for the visit but the castle was destroyed by Napoleone not from the time. When we opened this Spanish fortress of the VII century, it was completely hidden by the forest. What you saw is our best effort to make you...More

Reviewed 5 October 2016

We've visited this place by bike from camping green village (bike path next to the river Adda) and then short walk through the forest. It is obviously not official way how to get there as there is small sign on cycle road so we have...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank majomitto
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Dear Guest Thank you for the review. We hope that you can visit also Forte Montecchio Nord. It's very interesting too

Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We went first to the Fort Monacchiera so it was a bit easier to understand the idea of the fort, especially for little hikers. It was a great place to visit and had chance to take some stunning pictures and do some history lesson. If...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Dear Guest, thank you. But what's geocachering? Stay in touch with us and write to us an e-mail: info@fortedifuentes.it. Thank you!

Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We got the boat to Calico and wanted to visit this fort. We couldn't find any taxis and even when we got to the train station there were still no taxis to be found. So we walked down to the fort which took us about...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Dear guest, Colico is a small city and there's not a taxi always present at the station. It is possible to call him by phone, but the guide have not this number and, unfortunately, have not an internet connection to search for a taxi. We...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit, bring some good shoes. The ruins are nice to stroll in between and the views from the old fortress is quite nice.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank OliverB481
Mar V, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Dear guest, thank you for your opinion. Take a look also to Forte Montecchio Nord. It could be very interesting for you! Is only 2,5 kilometers far from.

Reviewed 25 November 2015

The fort is down a long and narrow road at the very top of Lake Como and just when you think you have made a wrong turn you see a sign and you park. Up the long and wide hill you walk, covered in leaves...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Natpebbles
Mar V, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Dear guest, thank you for your suggestion. Is true: no vendor on the archeological area. But if you want, in the opening days (every saturday and sunday from Easter to november, 5), we have some beverage for you... Ask for the ticket office. ;-)

Reviewed 22 September 2015

This fort is worth a visit if you're in the area. It has great views from the fort along the valleys.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Helen A
1969Marx, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2015

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review. We hope that you return at Forte Fuentes for the guided tours of the next summer! Have a nice day!

Reviewed 16 August 2015

well worth seeing, very interesting. the fort was the head of the spanish area here and overlooks the Pian di Spagna. nearby fort of montecchio is also well worth a visit. there is also a nice walk around which takes in both walks

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank cavallapazzalivigno
1969Marx, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Thank you for your helpful vote and for your visit.

Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went with kids who enjoyed the outdoors hiking (we started from colico lido and walked along the ciclabile). Interesting the historical background of this place. Needs a bit more upkeep and possibly a guided tour.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Cosmopolitan67
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your review, dear Guest. See you soon. At June 2nd-3rd big reenactment at Montecchio's Fortress

Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

We liked this very much! It was closed when we got there, but since we went the wrong way up, we could get on the terrain anyway. We thought it's like the coolest site for live role-playing ever. Quite big and with many different interesting...More

1  Thank Karinle
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte di Fuentes, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Yeah, of course. For Live role play but also for real History seeing. Return to visit us. You will enjoy it!

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