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History brought to life

This is an amazing venue - despite the hard walk up to it if the train isn’t running - when docents... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
O8271YAmarkc
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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My cousins who live nearby suggested we visit this fortress. Unbelievable! So interesting & so well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Veecomp
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It goes without saying that the word Verrucole, coming from the Italian verruca (wart), easily explains the choice of the rocky and unapproachable spot for the building of the fortification. A few ruins dating back to the Bronze Age and to a...more
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing venue - despite the hard walk up to it if the train isn’t running - when docents in themed costumes bring history to life. Diego was knowledgable, interesting and enthusiastic to share his knowledge - I look forward to a return...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousins who live nearby suggested we visit this fortress. Unbelievable! So interesting & so well preserved. The climb up was definitely worth it but be warned - very steep!!! Thank you Diego who was our guide for the day & despite being amongst a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This is a Great place for all ages. There is a parking lot at the button for free. And then you walk up - it is up-Hill, but not a problem. It cost 5€ to Enter the castle Per adult. There are Great views of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Thank you for your visit and your opinion. See you soon!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with her teenage children – a good activity on a hot day, as it is high up in the valley and therefore cooler. There is a little train that just started service, which makes the steep walk not necessary. It’s a little rickety...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your visit and opinion, we are happy you enjoyed all! See you soon!

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this excellent restored 12th to 14th century fortress a few days ago and were really impressed by the wonderful work done over the last 10 years. EU and Commune grant money paid for the restoration and a voluntary local group manages the site....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank for your visit and for your opinion! See you soon!!!

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We fetched up here having done very little research. A short steep hike takes you to the entrance where we were greeted by a very friendly English-speaking girl in costume who was hand-making traditional woollen items. We climbed up to the top of the keep...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

This is the kind of opinion that gives us emotions reading them thank you, truly. It was pleasant to meet you, and spend that time together. Hope to see you soon again! Giulia&Diego

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Walking up the steep path to this Medieval fortress starts the adventure. Way up there are steep rock walls where you can imagine volleys of arrows, buckets of oil and catapulted rocks coming down on our heads. The chapel halfway up has the most amusing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

I have a new item to put on my list of top things to see when visiting Montecarlo and the Lucca area: the Fortress of Verruccole of San Romano in Garfagnana. The reason it’s so special is that it’s not just an imposing restored medieval...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

A bit difficult to find as you have to take a small road off the main road that is not well signposted. However, when you get to the village, park up and then be prepared for the walk up. Definitely not suitable for anyone who...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Worth the walk up and fantastic little cafe that we had very good lunch at . Really interesting information and enthusiastic and knowledgeable people working there. There was a small tour going on which ended with them firing the trebuchet . Amazing...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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17 January 2018|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I'd like to modify my previous answer. If you give the attraction hosts some advance notice, they may be able to arrange a special showing for you. It might not be as dramatic as it could be in the summer, when they may have... More
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Response from skinfaxi1986 | Property representative |
Good morning, we have to agree totally with Paul's answer, we're telling it to the public train service fron years but seems they can't do nothing. if you are a good walker, you can arrive by train in Camporgiano and have a... More
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