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“boboli gardens”(23 reviews)
“steep walk”(6 reviews)
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This star-shaped fortress was built by order of Fernando I in 1590.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Via del Forte di san Giorgio, Florence, Italy
Pitti
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+39 055 217704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Confusing pricing, used to be free, really humourless staff who hushed us for talking at a conversational level, followed around by over zealous security staff obviously expecting one of the kids to start using the sculptures as climbing frames. Worth the climb for sensational views...More

Thank james b
Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, this was the reward of climbing all the way up through Boboli Gardens in a very hot day. Incredible views of Florence and surroundings. The caffe is kinda expensive but ok, had no issues with the service.

Thank tatasz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

AVOID!!! Worst service ever. Terrace is empty, we ordered 1 beer and 1 smoothie (smoothie came after 15 min). Order 2 club sandwiches (second one came 15 min after the 1st one) Happy to put 10€ per club when service is on level, but on...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We actually went here by mistake, the road just made us end up here, and we thought why not.. The view was absolutely incredible.. if you’re going because of the art inside, I’m not quite as excited. But when you come from the busy city...More

Thank lire1989
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We wanted to get out of the city centre in Florence as it was so busy to headed to the fort. It was a long uphill walk, but good exercise. There was an exhibition on so the fort was open, best to check before hand...More

Thank Susie_Stevie
Reviewed 28 May 2018

It is quite a walk to get to the fort however it is worth doing to enjoy the views around and over Florence. When up there it is worth a walk around the Bobbili Gardens too.

1  Thank Nigel S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Forte di Belvedere will offer you absolutely stunning views of Florence in quaint surroundings. We were at the fort doing TV-interviews that came out looking really good, and the staff working at the property (not the production crew) were helpful and attentive throughout. We enjoyed...More

Thank NDiesel
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We visited after sightseeing at Piazza Michelangelo , a stiff uphill walk but worth it for more nice views and a modern gallery

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Super romantic and great view at sundown for pictures. Get a bottle of wine or aperitivo and real with the view.

Thank Leslie N
Reviewed 22 September 2017

After exploring the Boboli Gardens, we walked up the hill to the Fort. The views of Florence are incredible and there was also a modern art installation, YTALIA. There is also a cafe so we were able to enjoy a nice glass of wine with...More

1  Thank bhanna23
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Nearby
Pitti
Pitti is a neighborhood characterized by art and
history. Renaissance architecture such as Pitti
Palace, which houses five museums alone, introduces
visitors to the green lungs of spectacular Boboli
Gardens. Any visitor can wander through statues,
fountains, and panoramic viewpoints. Around the
garden, treasures like the Museum of Natural History
of the Specola and Villa Bardini guide guests through
...More
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thalia_bu
26 March 2018|
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Response from Alan W | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think so but plenty of roads and footpaths up the hill to it
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