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Fortress of Tentennano

Near Rocca d'Orcia, 53023 Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
+39 0577 888986
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Tremendous views

Arrived too late to actually enter the fortress, and hence see the 360degree views from the top... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Essex123
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Off-the-beaten path

We did not go all the way to the Fortress of Tentennano from Bagno Vignoni, but even doing part of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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A short distance from Castiglione, the imposing fortress of the Rocca di Tentennano dominates the village of Rocca d'Orcia, rising up still today to guard over the Orcia valley below, where pilgrims, merchants, and travelers once made their way along the Via Francigena. Through the courtyard, visitors can enter the halls that once housed a garrison of soldiers and climb up to the top of the keep, from which they can enjoy a sweeping view of the countryside.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Near Rocca d'Orcia, 53023 Castiglione D'Orcia, Italy
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+39 0577 888986
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived too late to actually enter the fortress, and hence see the 360degree views from the top. However, there is a public pathway around a part of the base of the tower/fortress which is easily accessible & free. The views from the base of the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did not go all the way to the Fortress of Tentennano from Bagno Vignoni, but even doing part of it was so nice. Not s single tourist, beautiful path, which starts near Osteria dell’Orcia and runs in the woods first and then opens up...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a Thursday and had the Rocca d'Orcia (as it's also known) to ourselves! It's worth the effort to make a detour to the small village whose fortress can be seen for miles around, and then make the effort to climb to the...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in the area it is worth diverting to take a look at the Val d'Orcia, Monte Amiata and surrounds from this lofty vantage point. Tentennano, like Radicofani, can be seen from afar and the €3 entrance fee is well worth it. It...More

2  Thank Wanderwoman19
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

A magical vista....so with the effort! I wondered up one afternoon...we were staying in a villa below the town of Castiglione..and was rewarded by 360° views of Val d'Orcia...so beautiful! But hold onto your hat...it was quite windy! Only to be undertaken by those with...More

2  Thank MargiePink
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Fortress is kept beautifully in this tiny village away from the noise of the city. The view over the Orcia Valley is priceless. If you are looking for a quiet moment away from the city, good wine and food and fresh air, you cant...More

2  Thank TamarMaayan
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected treasure. You can climb to the castle roof with amazing panoramic views. The castle itself is beautifully kept and clearly well looked after. When we visited the castle was displaying Shakespeare-inspired artwork inside which was a lovely enhancement to the mood....More

2  Thank monzicles
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

Our hosts recommended us to go there as we were planning trip to Bagni San Filippo and it was really worth it. The fortress is small but monumental (30 minutes is enough to visit, ticket 3 EUR). You start to wonder how those guys in...More

2  Thank Lukasz_Cz
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

My partner and I got married here on the 26th March 2016 and it was absolutely perfect. The views are spectacular and it was an honour and a privilege to be able to have the most important day of my life here. Grazie Castiglione d'Orcia.

1  Thank James-Gibbs1982
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is a great view of the entire Val d'Orcia. It helped me get my bearings. You can see for miles.

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