Fortezza Medicea

Fortezza Medicea, Arezzo: Address, Phone Number, Fortezza Medicea Reviews: 4/5

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Tallinn, Estonia224 contributions
Worth because of the view
May 2019
the fort itself was for me not something very interesting or special. But the view from the tower is just amazing and worth the visit!
Written 6 October 2019
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KentishPilgrim
Reading, UK117 contributions
Massive Battlements.with a sight to ininity
Aug 2019
Arezzo Centrale was recovering from a deluge. The street sweepers were out washing down the narrow streets getting rid of the flood wrack. Empty water bottles. Visitor garbage, leaves and olive branches,broken umbrellas. The lower town had suffered its periodic washdown, all the nooks and crannies purged. Fire hoses were not friendly to adidas hiking shoes so we headed up hill to the Fortress. Located behind the church there is a treed, sheltered, and semi grassed parkland, with a gravel walk along the walls, tall walls built up to unscalable heights, looking out over the lower town and the surrounding countryside and hills.

The fortress is a five pointed star-shaped series of bastions that dominates the city and still look strong and in good repair, having been renovated quite responsibly. The highest bastion,is called “La Spina”, because it is the peak; the second “Belvedere” for its panoramic views, the third bastion “Della Chiesa” because of the previous site of San Donato’s church, the Bastion “Ponte di Soccorso” and finally the “Diacciaia”.
The upper levels of the fortress are now a well trodden and upon our visit much puddled parkland, soon to accommodate the town traders market, and a childrens playground with modern equipment. As it was sunday, the fortress below was closed to visitors, and no brochures were available.due to the weather
Written 16 September 2019
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goldenroadpilgrim
Perth, Australia264 contributions
Absolutely no information on site at all
Sep 2019
Advertised as a major attraction this fort was a great disappointment. Yes, the views are nice but a €5 this place has no signage and not a single information board with any information other than outside the gate. You are not given a plan or any brochure with information of the fort through the ages. This place has won numerous EU awards and one wonders how. There are lifts and devices for handicapped but none working. There is an exhibition of art but again NO information on anything....weird and disappointing.
You want people to see this then get the act together with guides and information showing the plans of the fort through the ages. Waste of money!
Written 14 September 2019
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yns_10
Sydney, Australia1,454 contributions
Town high point
May 2019 • Couples
The Medici fortress dominates the top of the hill and is an imposing structure to visit. From the fortress and the adjacent park there are wonderful views over Arezzo. There is no charge currently to visit.
Written 5 June 2019
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia4,387 contributions
The fortress with a view
Sep 2018 • Couples
The Medici fortress, located at the highest point of the city, is a fine example of the 16th century defensive military architecture. The building is perfectly inserted in the walls and the irregular pentagonal plan, well adapted to the occupied ground, with several towers. The views are wonderful, all over the Arno valley and the Pratomagno mountain. The structure was design by Antonio de Sangallo, the Younger, and was party dismantled by French at the beginning of the 19th century.
Written 18 October 2018
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linda G
Province of Arezzo, Italy139 contributions
Beautiful and Serene
Jul 2018 • Friends
The Fortezza, which is located next to Parco Prato and the Duomo is a must see in Arezzo. Besides being a beautiful place to walk with incredible views of the countryside around Arezzo it also currently has a very interesting sculpture exhibition by Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves. Entrance was free but now while the exhibition is on till Oct fee eur3.
Written 14 July 2018
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Paul B
Abbotsford, Canada848 contributions
Worth a visit ...
May 2018 • Couples
The Fortezza is built on the high point of Arezzo and offers great views of the town and countryside. It was built in the 1500's on the site of earlier fortifications. It is now surrounded by gardens and statues. The entrance tunnel is very impressive. During our visit, there were tao active excavations taking place within the walls.
Written 30 June 2018
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Cyril S
6 contributions
A 'Must Visit' place.
May 2018 • Family
This is a fantastic old fortification.
For the young and athletic, it could be reached on foot, but for those who are not, then there is a bus service that takes you to the entrance.
Situated on higher ground, from the walls you have a panoramic view of the city and also the countryside. For those who have difficulty with stairs, there are lifts available.
I enjoyed walking round the walls, but do think that the addition of a few seats would be appreciated by those who are not so young.
Written 1 June 2018
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Zi0Bobby
Angera, Italy41 contributions
from the top of Arezzo you can see all the around.
Dec 2017 • Family
Visited in the late afternoon just on sunset, there was inside an art comporary exibihtion and hilighted corners on the walls.
Written 4 January 2018
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Zoran P
Zagreb, Croatia98 contributions
Beautiful medevial fortress
Aug 2017 • Family
The fortress is hidden behind the trees and you can't see it from the near-by park with monument to Petrarca. When visiting the cathedral and the Piazza grande, you should visit the fortress as well. You can park on Pietri parcheggio and use the escalators to reach the cathedral, which is on the level of the fortress.
The entrance is free, and inside the fortress there is a gallery offering different exhibitions.
The fortress provides you with a great view on the parts of Arezzo and the sorrounding as well as on the city cemetery (a tipical Italian cemetary). You can see how the fortress was built and annexed through ages.
Written 16 August 2017
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