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Fortress of Fenestrelle

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The Fortress of Fenestrelle is the longest military fortification in Europe; nowadays thanks to Associazione San Carlo's volunteers is open to visit.
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Via del Forte 1, 10060 Fenestrelle, Italy
+39 0121 83600
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

Free parking out of the fortress,there are 2 kind of tickets: 10€ for 3 h visit ore 15€ for 7 h visit. Both are with guide, our was very kind.

Thank bitto2015
Reviewed 22 July 2018

…better if mountain hiking shoes… the one-hour visit covers only the first part of the fortress (Forte San Carlo) where is concentrated the main military buildings like the officers headquarters, church, governor’s offices and the fort housing permanent military exhibits; cost 5,00. The three-hour visit...More

Thank Tualie
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Steeped in history, the fortress of Fenestrelle - sometimes called the 'Great Wall of Europe' - is a hugely impressive structure whether viewed from a distance or close up, and can be visited on a pre-booked guided tour (although usually in Italian only). The normal...More

1  Thank rpadam
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Out of season, so unable to visit the whole fort. Staff very attentive despite us being the only visitors Amazing lunch prepared for us Would love to return to visit the whole fort which extends from the valley to the top of the mountain

Thank kateheathcote
Reviewed 19 September 2017

From the road, you can see the place and it looks amazing. Once you're inside, it is even more wonderful! There are 3 sorts of tours: 1 hour, 3 hours and 9 hours. We chose the 3h tour but we wish we had taken the...More

Thank Made-In-Mars
Reviewed 1 August 2017

One of the biggest military building in Europe, surrounded by a wonderrful landscape and well explained by the guide. The 1 hour tour is too short, the 7 hours tour is the most complete but requires a bit of physical training, the 3 hours tour...More

Thank SchnellCarugate
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I visited the fort with my Italian host family and their friends, and I have I say it was a wonderful day trip! We had 4 children ranging in age from 1-10 and 5 adults. Although I did not understand most of the tour (due...More

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Impressive fortification and very pleasent guides. Just a comments on the organization and start of the guided tours, which in our case was with a delay. I would recomed this visit.

Thank alexandra-krap
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We checked the website before we travelled to make sure the fort was open. Unfortunately when we got there the gates were shut and locked despite the sign saying the opening hours, which coincided with us being there. I assume it was shut because the...More

2  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My friend & I originally planned this trip to see what remained of the Pignerol Fortress, Exilles & Fenestrelle were really to be the side show. However, this turned out to be the highlight of the trip. A history buff's dream. The air is so...More

Thank Roger B
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