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Fortezza di Santa Barbara

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made our way here expecting perhaps more than is on offer. Yes the views are very good and it is peaceful away from the crowds, but that is because there is not actually much to do and the place has not been well maintained....More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It seemed that the fortress had been overlooked by the tourist hoards. We enjoyed the peace and quiet while walking around and admiring the 360 views over the city.

Thank Travel-Lightbeam
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful location just few minutes away from the main cities. Could be indicated for an appetizer or quick promenade. Recommended

Thank vitowedge
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Our hotel (Chiusarelli) was quite close to this 16th century fort (also known as Fortezza Medicea/Medici Fortress) and the first thing we did upon our arrival in SIena was to come up here to have a picnic lunch of Tuscan cheeses, crackers and wine that...More

Thank Clubess1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fortezza di Santa Barbara on our last morning in Siena as we had a couple of hours to spare before our train. You can walk round the full perimeter of the fort which has plenty of shade under the large trees, lots...More

Thank Susiel7
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Not only the views of the city are awesome, but it is a great place for some people watching. Lots of runners and walkers around the walls. There is an assortment of excersice equipment available for those who want to work out a bit -...More

Thank texassicilian
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

If you have time in Siena, the fortezza isn't a priority to see but is cool. Today it is a walking path with exercise equipment and nice views of the area. When I lived in Siena this was my gym! The fortezza is from the...More

1  Thank shaylaaj
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The remains of this fort which was constructed in the 16th century are on the outskirts of the central area of Siena and provide a good view of the town. Only the walls are still intact and the inner part is mostly a public space....More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I wonder why so few tourists walk around the walls of the Siena fortress. It is really well worth it. The views of the town seen from another perspective are wonderful. What seems incredible when you see the thickness of the outer walls is that...More

1  Thank Heather M
Reviewed 22 September 2016

It might not be as pristine as some of Siena's attractions but La Fotezza provides a peaceful afternoon away from the crowds of the centro storico. The fort is highlighted by it's vast walls and lovely views of the city. There is an enoteca, a...More

1  Thank United Fan
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