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Este Fortress

Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
+39 0583 643201
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Nice view, not much else

I came up here by car after a short walk thru the village. Now in winter I was the only visitor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travellllller124
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Marburg, Germany
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Stunning views

The fortress was somehow not easy to reach. If walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. However... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Nadya S
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Lomonosov, Russia
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Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came up here by car after a short walk thru the village. Now in winter I was the only visitor. Probably much nicer in spring when the fruit trees start flowering.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

The fortress was somehow not easy to reach. If walking, comfortable shoes are recommended. However, once there, the views over the town and its valley are stupendous.

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

The fortress is a little way out of the town. We walked part way up along the road and then along the footpath through the woods. The path is very steep in places and quite rocky. We were lucky that it wasn't hot or it...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited the tourist office in town and they highlighted the map and said to walk up. It was quite a steep and strenuous walk for us oldies but we managed magnificently. What everybody needs to know is that there doesn't appear to be drinks...More

1  Thank Johns1951
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

I think this attraction is called Fortezza di Mont'Alfonso. It is a challenging uphill walk form town, taking about 40 minutes, either by the road, or partially by road and partially by the Sentiero Ariosto (the trail used by the poet Arisoto during his stay...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Enjoy panoramic views and a leisurely stroll on the expansive grounds. You probably could bring a bottle of wine and a picnic lunch to enjoy at your leisure as there are an abundance of buildings inside the fortress walls however when we visited nothing was...More

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