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…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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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