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Had a private tour of the fort on Friday. Valter is a gracious host and through the work he and his wife's family have done the Fortezza is one of our favorite places in Tuscany. It has an amazing history and because of its excellent...More
Very welcoming and good experience. The owner, who speaks great english, gave us the info we needed and then we are on our own, walking through the fortress, reading about the history and imaging how things were. The view is breathtaking in all directions and...More
When my husband and I began planning our trip to Tuscany, one thing was certain. We wanted to visit a castle. We visited Fortezza di Montecarlo as part of our Discover Lucca with Elena wine tour.
This beautiful fortress sits atop a terraced hillside next...More
Date of experience: December 2017
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Fortezza D, Proprietario at Fortezza di Montecarlo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017
Dear "Christylsmith1" family,
Many thanks for your detailed and appreciative comments. I am very glad you had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and the history of the Fortress. Certainly this was also possible due to your excellent guide, Elena, who is very knowledgeable about...More
My stay in Montecarlo di Tuscany would not have been completed if we hadn't stumbled in to the Castle..... Our hosts had recomended it, offered to ring the owner to open up for us but we didn't think we had enough time. As we walked...More
We stopped here prior to heading for our winery tour and did not regret the decision. The fortezza sits on top of a hill overlooking a vast area. We could have sat in the village there and stared all day long. It's a very quiet...More
I will begin by saying that the curator of the fortress was very helpful and knowledgeable. Also kind, which is a big plus when visiting new places. The fortress is interesting not only for it's history but also for the sublime views it affords from...More
Response from christylsmith1 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the Fortress is only open by appointment. It is privately owned by a family who live there. When I visited the Fortress, I went with a local tour guide who contacted the owner and gained permission... More
My understanding is that the Fortress is only open by appointment. It is privately owned by a family who live there. When I visited the Fortress, I went with a local tour guide who contacted the owner and gained permission for a visit.
Response from Fortezza D | Property representative |
The Fortress of Montecarlo is about five minutes by car from the railway station of Altopascio. The tour ticket is five euros per person, if the visitor goes on his own, with the use of a written guide (in various... More
The Fortress of Montecarlo is about five minutes by car from the railway station of Altopascio. The tour ticket is five euros per person, if the visitor goes on his own, with the use of a written guide (in various languages). With a tour guide the cost of the tour is seven euros per person. I hope this will answer to your question. Kind regards.