Rocca Federico II

Rocca Federico II, San Miniato: Address, Rocca Federico II Reviews: 4.5/5

Rocca Federico II
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Jesmond S
Pembroke, Malta129 contributions
Awesome view!
Feb 2020
It was worth a visit from Pisa (by train and bus) to San Miniato - Rocca Federico is at the top of San Miniato and offers a wonderful view of Tuscany. Worth the walk up the hill.
Written 16 March 2020
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Kjetil E
Montecarlo, Italy1,014 contributions
Great view
Nov 2019
Interesting view point. Looking in all direction and see a lot of Tuscany. Being there in late autumn was special. Heading back in the summer to look at different colors.
Written 16 November 2019
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Perry G
Blairgowrie, UK264 contributions
lovely views
Jun 2019 • Friends
unfortunately arrived just as they were closing the tower. It is still a nice view from the plateau where the castle used to be.
Written 30 July 2019
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Dave M
Dunblane, UK97 contributions
Well worth a visit
Jul 2019 • Couples
Looking for somewhere off the beaten track and found San Miniato.
Caught the train from Pisa and then a taxi up from San Miniato train station (€12) to the old town. Walked to the top of the hill and scaled the tower (€3.5/p) and rewarded with superb views.
Well worth a visit but note that the buses don’t seem to run on Sundays, hence the taxi.
Written 21 July 2019
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rahi1357
London, UK24 contributions
San Miniato
Jul 2018 • Family
Beautiful and calm place , the village was really peaceful I hope I can come back soon there , we really enjoyed to spend all my afternoon there .
Written 2 March 2019
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angie c
Buderim, Australia260 contributions
Absolutely worth the climb.
May 2018 • Friends
Unfortunately the original tower was destroyed by the Germans in 1944. The present tower is a faithful reproduction then of the original. It stands 30 metres tall, 129 steps up two levels and once at the top you get a panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside. Originally it was part of a two-walled circular defence system and then later it was used to house political prisoners.

There are quite a lot of fairly wide, shallow steps up from the Piazza and it is absolutely well worth the effort even if you don’t go up to the top of the tower (which costs 3 euros, 50).

At the base of the tower is a wide open grassed space with magnificent views but very little shade.
Written 27 May 2018
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A31970
Amsterdam, The Netherlands497 contributions
Nice!
Jul 2017 • Couples
Very lovely view. On a sunny day you can see the town and the surroundings. A steep climb (stairs) but doable, also with kids. The best light for taking photos is in the late afternoon. On a hot day, visit the Rocca in the evening.
Written 7 August 2017
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EllenChr
Oslo, Norway2,139 contributions
Very nice view
Jul 2017 • Family
There are some steps to Climb to get up - but it's a must if you're in this small town. The view is great - you can see quite far on a Clear day.
Written 20 July 2017
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MrRwFr
Geneva, Switzerland134 contributions
Ok but not what I expected
Jun 2017 • Couples
It was 34° when we arrived at the parking, fortunately there is a lift which takes you up to the lower part of the village.

Getting up to the tower is easy, there are a few stars to climb but unfortunately at the base of the tower the area is a little but unkempt... Tuscany is huge and very varied region and even though the view was nice it was not as nice as some of the other regions that we had visited. We found San Gimignano far more beautiful in respects to the view from the tower..

Also some readers mentioned being able to climb the tower but when we were there the door at the bottom was solidly closed and did not look as though it had been opened recently..
Written 13 June 2017
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chp_travel
Los Osos, CA90 contributions
Love this place
May 2017
Best views of Tuscany! Our wonderful taxi drive recommended this area and was able to hike to the top of this tower and listen to all the bells of Tuscany at noon!!! It was an amazing experience with wonderful weather, great food and awesome people. This is a trip of a lifetime
Written 3 May 2017
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