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Excellent fortress, well preserved and interesting

We visited with her teenage children – a good activity on a hot day, as it is high up in the valley... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SFMarian
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San Francisco, California
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Great restoration and guides

We visited this excellent restored 12th to 14th century fortress a few days ago and were really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Retiredcouple_11
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Sydney, Australia
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It goes without saying that the word Verrucole, coming from the Italian verruca (wart), easily explains the choice of the rocky and unapproachable spot for the building of the fortification. A few ruins dating back to the Bronze Age and to a...more
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Frazione Verrucole, San Romano in Garfagnana, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with her teenage children – a good activity on a hot day, as it is high up in the valley and therefore cooler. There is a little train that just started service, which makes the steep walk not necessary. It’s a little rickety...More

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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit and opinion, we are happy you enjoyed all! See you soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this excellent restored 12th to 14th century fortress a few days ago and were really impressed by the wonderful work done over the last 10 years. EU and Commune grant money paid for the restoration and a voluntary local group manages the site....More

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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for your visit and for your opinion! See you soon!!!

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We fetched up here having done very little research. A short steep hike takes you to the entrance where we were greeted by a very friendly English-speaking girl in costume who was hand-making traditional woollen items. We climbed up to the top of the keep...More

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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

This is the kind of opinion that gives us emotions reading them thank you, truly. It was pleasant to meet you, and spend that time together. Hope to see you soon again! Giulia&Diego

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Walking up the steep path to this Medieval fortress starts the adventure. Way up there are steep rock walls where you can imagine volleys of arrows, buckets of oil and catapulted rocks coming down on our heads. The chapel halfway up has the most amusing...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I have a new item to put on my list of top things to see when visiting Montecarlo and the Lucca area: the Fortress of Verruccole of San Romano in Garfagnana. The reason it’s so special is that it’s not just an imposing restored medieval...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

A bit difficult to find as you have to take a small road off the main road that is not well signposted. However, when you get to the village, park up and then be prepared for the walk up. Definitely not suitable for anyone who...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it. Worth the walk up and fantastic little cafe that we had very good lunch at . Really interesting information and enthusiastic and knowledgeable people working there. There was a small tour going on which ended with them firing the trebuchet . Amazing...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restored fort, one hours' drive from where we are staying in Tuscany. A devoted couple have painstakingly restored the fort and made for an interesting and informative visit. We learnt a great deal. Heartily recommended.

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skinfaxi1986, Responsabile reception at Fortezza delle Verrucole - Archeopark, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thank you from the heart! For us is very pleasant that you understood the good of our project. Hope to see ypu soon again!

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit. Painstakingly restored, beautiful and historically interesting. Breathtaking location with astonishing views. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stunning location, and brilliant guides. All 3 kids (11, 10, 3) really enjoyed this place as a break from being dragged around the cultural sights by their parents....

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Sacrilegious1
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
I'd like to modify my previous answer. If you give the attraction hosts some advance notice, they may be able to arrange a special showing for you. It might not be as dramatic as it could be in the summer, when they may have... More
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Diem922
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Response from skinfaxi1986 | Property representative |
Good morning, we have to agree totally with Paul's answer, we're telling it to the public train service fron years but seems they can't do nothing. if you are a good walker, you can arrive by train in Camporgiano and have a... More
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