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“Florentine Fortress”
Review of Fortezza Vecchia

Fortezza Vecchia
Ranked #10 of 80 things to do in Livorno
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Port fortifications were built by the Florentine rulers to protect their port. Unlike other medieval Italian city states Florence was not on Sea. Livorno served as the Medici port.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I was in Florence on business and had a day off. A colleague and I traveled to Livorno and we visited this fort. The fort is interesting and historic. The views of Livorno are marvelous from the top of the fort. I would definitely return to the fort if I ever get back to Livorno. Why not a 5 rating - good question. Sections of the fort need renovation and it was hard to figure out how to get into the fort - no signs or directions.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beautiful! The romance of a port, the smell of the sea, a labyrinth of scales and rooms. A sensitive experience, full of odours, sounds and spectacular views. The entrance is free.

Thank malypes
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is the old fort at the port. Interesting enough to look around but we didn't spend a lot of time here. The new fort is also open in town.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This, the old fort, protected the port for many, many years. It is a most impressive construction, and well worth a visit.

Thank Andrew D
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