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Best views of Urbino from here.

The fortress is named after the Spanish cardinal Gil Alvarez Carillo de Albornoz. However, the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
VadimM67
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Murmansk, Russia
Panoramic vantage point

Our B&B Albornoz was located 50m away from the entrance to the Fortezza grounds, so we would often... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Anuj_Mithani
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Mumbai, India
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30 Jul 2018
“Best views of Urbino from here.”
2 Jun 2018
“Panoramic vantage point”
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

Cardinal Albornoz was responsible for the construction of many fortresses,built NOT to protect the citizens of the towns,but to dominate them! When possible they were battered down, leaving the stones littered on the hilltops,as in this case. The best thing here is the panoramic view...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

We paid to enter the fortress, Very,very little to see inside and the view from the top was barely an improvement on the view from the park outside. A complete waste of money.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alexineberry
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The fortress is named after the Spanish cardinal Gil Alvarez Carillo de Albornoz. However, the fortress was built by his successor Angelico Grimoard in 1367-1371. Injustice happens often in history. Fortress is not important for tourists because of the military component. The fortress is located...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank VadimM67
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Our B&B Albornoz was located 50m away from the entrance to the Fortezza grounds, so we would often drop by to enjoy the views over Urbino and the valley below (wonderful play of light with passing clouds) from the garden area. The fortezza itself seemed...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anuj_Mithani
Reviewed 8 May 2018

The fort can be easily reached by going up Via Raphael away from Piazza Rebulica and Piazza Ducal. Up the hill. After exiting the gate, turn left. Continue along the wall and you will see signs for the fort. You have to climb the steps...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rcmontex
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Once built to protect it, the fortress still stands his above the city, offering a wonderful view from the gardens that surround it. In summer the place hosts country fairs and concerts. A pleasant stop when visiting Urbino. Sit on a bench or on the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tuxilla
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is the place where students and family with kids (there is one of the few playgrounds in Urbino) go in Spring-Summer-Autumn to enjoy a wonderful view of Urbino and a place to relax, read and drink/eat small snacks. The view is worth the steep...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank YK-Urbino
Reviewed 20 June 2016

You can take in the surrounding valley almost at 360°, the little hamlets, the larger villages, the gently rolling hills in this amazing park scattered with modern sculptures and dominated by the medieval Albornoz stronghold.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank opossumd
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and I visited the fortress and learnt about its amazing history. The fortress is quite stunning and matches the amazing views across the Italian countryside. The fortress has also been well maintained over time to reflect how magnificent it truly is.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Baylovers
Reviewed 26 July 2015

The fortess is not much special, it was not even open when we visited it, but the view over urbino is certainly worth the climb.

Date of experience: July 2015
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