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Well worth the arduous walk

Irregular cobble stones and countless steps will only inspire you more to hike through this amazing... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2018
Jonmun
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Buffalo, New York
via mobile
Quite a hike to the top!

This was a very old fort, with breathtaking views. We would have loved to know what the buildings... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
luvsnorklng
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Texas
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5 May 2018
“Well worth the arduous walk”
18 Jul 2018
“Falcone!”
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

To date, a desolate building, dirty and in ruins; a heritage to be valued.The ancient historic buildings in Portoferraio are abandoned to negligence.

Thank 0urmand
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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.

Thank Terry W
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Jonmun
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Worth the trek ... Flip-flops not advised as footing is not always steady. Totally worth the time and effort.

1  Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 15 August 2016

On tripadvisor there are 2 topics reffering to the same attraction: Bastioni Medicei and Forte Falcone ! I have just visited the site and on the Italian entrance ticket there is another name: Fortezze Medicee, so beware! The building is impressive by its size, position...More

2  Thank Dan Constantin A
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Apart from the spectacular views which you can have for free elsewhere the whole museum scene in Portoferraio is a waste of money. No work going in to their maintenance and the few displays are simply thrown up there. A real disaster. Skip them. You...More

Thank LOGITRAV
Reviewed 26 June 2016

This was a very old fort, with breathtaking views. We would have loved to know what the buildings with four chimney type structures were. Well worth the hike!

Thank luvsnorklng
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We walked all the way up to this fort only to discover it does not open until 11:00 a.m. We did other sightseeing and returned later so happy we did. Entrance is €5.00 and a map is provided. It is well maintained and was not...More

1  Thank cebcolpitts
Reviewed 13 November 2015

The walk to the Fort is quite steep but the views are amazing from the top. There is a history documented on various rooms within the fort and there are some artefacts but not as many as we expected. The views of the harbour are...More

Thank Marilyn A
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