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“Away from the crowds”

Fortezza di Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We made our way here expecting perhaps more than is on offer. Yes the views are very good and it is peaceful away from the crowds, but that is because there is not actually much to do and the place has not been well maintained. You can enjoy a pleasant walk (or the various exercise stations if you so wish!), but don't make the detour if you want more.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017

It seemed that the fortress had been overlooked by the tourist hoards. We enjoyed the peace and quiet while walking around and admiring the 360 views over the city.

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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful location just few minutes away from the main cities.
Could be indicated for an appetizer or quick promenade.

Recommended

Thank vitowedge
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

Our hotel (Chiusarelli) was quite close to this 16th century fort (also known as Fortezza Medicea/Medici Fortress) and the first thing we did upon our arrival in SIena was to come up here to have a picnic lunch of Tuscan cheeses, crackers and wine that we bought at the nearby Conad Supermarket (located in Piazza Matteotti). You can't beat the view, the seating on ancient stones, the breeze was just right, and the post-picnic walk on and view from the fort's wall's made this a perfect welcome to historic Siena. By the way, if you have time, pop into the ground floor Jazz Association area and try to catch some great beats there.

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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fortezza di Santa Barbara on our last morning in Siena as we had a couple of hours to spare before our train. You can walk round the full perimeter of the fort which has plenty of shade under the large trees, lots of rose bushes and benches to relax. The perfect spot for a leisurely walk. It was full of locals relaxing, jogging, taking a morning stroll. There are great views of the town of Siena with the Duomo rising up, and the surrounding countryside. Very peaceful, free entry. Worth visiting if you have a couple of days in Siena and you have seen most of the main sites in the centre.

Thank Susiel7
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