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david s wrote a review Jun 2019
netanya, israel415 contributions215 helpful votes
The strongest motivation for going up to this imposing fortress is the beautiful scenery of the blue waters around the island of Elba, seen from its towers and walls. Otherwise it is a desolate place screaming of continuous neglect. We have looked for anything that will show some kind of care , but even the signs for going down were placed in some poor places, causing the descend to the town below to feel like going down a strange and intricate maze. The walk path down comprises of stairs, cobble stones stretches, tunnels and concrete passes, and patches of plain dirt. It is a pity that those responsible for this historic site, that could be a major attraction to the town, left it to its present state of decay.…
Date of experience: May 2019
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0urmand wrote a review Jul 2018
10 contributions1 helpful vote
To date, a desolate building, dirty and in ruins; a heritage to be valued.The ancient historic buildings in Portoferraio are abandoned to negligence.
Date of experience: July 2018
Terry W wrote a review Jun 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom139 contributions59 helpful votes
A large fortress with great views over the city and port area. Interesting small museum on Bonaparte, 2nd world war, and the castle/port. Also has a nice bar/cafe at the start of the walk down with good views.
Date of experience: June 2018
Munjo wrote a review May 2018
Angola, New York2521 contributions778 helpful votes
Irregular cobble stones and countless steps will only inspire you more to hike through this amazing fortress complex. Incredible views of the city. Highly recommend.
Date of experience: May 2018
Steve C wrote a review Oct 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom706 contributions42 helpful votes
Spent a few hours at Fort Falcone, the views of the harbour are amazing. Well worth the entrance money alone. It is. quite well preserved and was very quiet when we were there. Entrance fee included admission to 3 other museums
Date of experience: September 2017