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Beautiful, but no tour in English

Beautiful place, with tons of history and a gorgeous view. However, no guide speak other language... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Claudia M
The Italian "Colditz" !

Tours run on the half-hour, but best to check online. The guide did only speak Italian, but we... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Nicola B
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I have visited Gavi castle many times during my life as my father was a Prisoner of War there for 4 years during the Second World War (he first took me there as a teenager, which was very traumatic for him). It held 180 officers...More

1  Thank Max08Guernsey
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2014

It was great to be able to visit this fort whilst we were on a recent visit to Gavi. When we got there though the door was closed and all signage was in Italian. Buzzing the buzzer resulted in us speaking to someone who could...More

1  Thank J_Barnet1973
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived with our Italian driver who spoke to the ladies in charge and was able to get a private tour with an English speaking guide. The fort was used as a sentry post to guard Genoa from Milan. It was also used as a...More

Thank sloluka
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable and interesting tour of the Fort including art / sculptures on display. As well as discovering the history the Fort offers great views over the Gavi area. Worth the steep walk to get here!

Thank pytheen
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Forte di Gavi is a historical building of great importance for the surrounding area. Its worth the drive if not only for the amazing view. Note that the fort is only open workdays and seldom in weekends.

Thank lordnilson
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Beautiful place, with tons of history and a gorgeous view. However, no guide speak other language than italian, so you dont get much of the place.

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 16 June 2018

we've visit Gavi more times, but never climbed to the Fort. it's a nice walk, but it was a pity that mostly the museum and the inner side are closed

Thank wijnartistJacques
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Tours run on the half-hour, but best to check online. The guide did only speak Italian, but we managed to glean a lot of information from her as well as reading the English info boards. Really interesting, especially the short film at the end ,...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

It's guided tours only, and they seem to start at half past the hour from 8:30 am. They are not open every day of the week, so check online for specific days. Our tour lasted 85 minutes, just the 2 of us and a very...More

Thank cant83
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took a 60 minute guided tour of the fort. Tours run mostly at half past the hour and cost 5 Euros each. Although the guide speaks only Italian, there are sufficient poster materials displayed in English and French to allow a full appreciation of...More

Thank Hinchies
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Only 2€ for the ticket! Interesting guided tour insiede the fortress. It is possible to see the country side all around... Its amazing! Remember to check the timetabke for the visit and enjoy it!

Thank Fiorella184786
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We were staying at villa sparina for a relative's wedding and decided to come here for a visit. It was impromtu visit. The drive up the hill was challenging especially when there are cars coming down the hill at the same time! When we arrived,...More

Thank Zetster
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