Forte Falcone

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Forte Falcone
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david s
netanya, israel425 contributions
Going down was the only thrill...
May 2019 • Friends
The strongest motivation for going up to this imposing fortress is the beautiful scenery of the blue waters around the island of Elba, seen from its towers and walls. Otherwise it is a desolate place screaming of continuous neglect. We have looked for anything that will show some kind of care , but even the signs for going down were placed in some poor places, causing the descend to the town below to feel like going down a strange and intricate maze. The walk path down comprises of stairs, cobble stones stretches, tunnels and concrete passes, and patches of plain dirt. It is a pity that those responsible for this historic site, that could be a major attraction to the town, left it to its present state of decay.
Written 6 June 2019
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0urmand
10 contributions
Falcone!
Jul 2018
To date, a desolate building, dirty and in ruins; a heritage to be valued.The ancient historic buildings in Portoferraio are abandoned to negligence.
Written 18 July 2018
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Terry W
Nottingham, UK144 contributions
Worth a visit, even with the climb up the steps
Jun 2018 • Friends
A large fortress with great views over the city and port area. Interesting small museum on Bonaparte, 2nd world war, and the castle/port. Also has a nice bar/cafe at the start of the walk down with good views.
Written 17 June 2018
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Munjo
Angola, NY2,526 contributions
Well worth the arduous walk
May 2018 • Couples
Irregular cobble stones and countless steps will only inspire you more to hike through this amazing fortress complex. Incredible views of the city. Highly recommend.
Written 5 May 2018
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Steve C
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK706 contributions
Great Views
Sep 2017 • Couples
Spent a few hours at Fort Falcone, the views of the harbour are amazing. Well worth the entrance money alone. It is. quite well preserved and was very quiet when we were there.

Entrance fee included admission to 3 other museums
Written 23 October 2017
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Kristina S
Sarasota, FL114 contributions
Fantastic views!
Sep 2016 • Couples
Worth the trek ... Flip-flops not advised as footing is not always steady.

Totally worth the time and effort.
Written 9 September 2016
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Dan Constantin A
Iasi, Romania265 contributions
Forte Falcone or Bastioni Medicei?
Aug 2016 • Family
On tripadvisor there are 2 topics reffering to the same attraction: Bastioni Medicei and Forte Falcone ! I have just visited the site and on the Italian entrance ticket there is another name: Fortezze Medicee, so beware! The building is impressive by its size, position and especially by the view you get on the higher levels. There is no explanation, audioguide or written to what are you seing at each level. Important warning: the visit implies a lot of steep climbing, especially if you start the visit at the first gate as you come from the port. In the heat of a summer day, take enough water and a hat! Unfortunately, the restauration made to the top of the building is a disaster, as it is in such a great contrast to the rest of the construction! At the end of the visit, you will treasure the photos you have taken to the sights OUTSIDE the building. As historical information, nothing much beyond you already knew: good Cosimo built the big fort to scare the bad Turks away. Too bad for a construction of such importance to be appreciated as a good panorama site!
Written 15 August 2016
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LOGITRAV
Limerick, Ireland271 contributions
Total waste of money
Aug 2016 • Friends
Apart from the spectacular views which you can have for free elsewhere the whole museum scene in Portoferraio is a waste of money. No work going in to their maintenance and the few displays are simply thrown up there. A real disaster. Skip them. You would get more from a good history book.
Written 5 August 2016
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luvsnorklng
Texas67 contributions
Quite a hike to the top!
May 2016
This was a very old fort, with breathtaking views. We would have loved to know what the buildings with four chimney type structures were. Well worth the hike!
Written 26 June 2016
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cebcolpitts
Ottawa, Canada611 contributions
Up hill
May 2016 • Couples
We walked all the way up to this fort only to discover it does not open until 11:00 a.m. We did other sightseeing and returned later so happy we did. Entrance is €5.00 and a map is provided. It is well maintained and was not at all busy when we were there. We did have trouble finding the entrance though. As for specific directions from your hotel. Not handicapped accessible. Wear comfy shoes.
Written 2 May 2016
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