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A fascinating museum of Sanremo's history

Forte Santa Tecla is adjacent to Sanremo's port and was used as a prison until 2002. Transformed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
San Francisco, California

Interesting old fort which was used as a prison until a few years ago. Now a small museum and... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Gerard K
Wexford, Ireland
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“A fascinating museum of Sanremo's history”
13 Jul 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given Sanremo luxury status one wouldn't exoect to find such a large fortification in the middle of it, especially when you learn that it was used as prison until recently.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aleksandar1s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forte Santa Tecla is adjacent to Sanremo's port and was used as a prison until 2002. Transformed into a museum, it now houses informative placards about Sanremos's history. There are several well-preserved 18th-century dresses on exhibit as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 6sigmax
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Interesting old fort which was used as a prison until a few years ago. Now a small museum and exhibition centre.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gerard K
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The fortress of Santa Tecla is located next to the port and is certainly one of San Remo's main attractions. It was built in the 18th century. Until recemtly, the fortress was used as a prison. Now, it has been tranformed into a museum and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

you see those forts in almost every Italian city, so it is basically decorum: some giant chairs made us laugh though!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank christopheletzer
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Something different if you had taken enough pictures of the beach and palm trees. I think of it as secluded spot for romantic chat if you manage to get on top of the chair.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kosta2012
Reviewed 23 September 2016

At the western end of what is now the yacht harbour at Sanremo is the solid triangular form of Santa Telco Forte. Now used for civic events , this stronghold was built (1756) by the ruling Genoese to control the town (rather than defend it)....More

Date of experience: September 2016
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