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Little gem of Tuscany

Had a private tour of the fort on Friday. Valter is a gracious host and through the work he and his... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Wonderfull experience in this amazing town. The owner of fort is very welcoming and speaks english... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Eva R
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29 Sep 2018
“Little gem of Tuscany”
24 Jul 2018
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Via Fortezza 4, 55015 Montecarlo, Italy
+39 0583 22401
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Had a private tour of the fort on Friday. Valter is a gracious host and through the work he and his wife's family have done the Fortezza is one of our favorite places in Tuscany. It has an amazing history and because of its excellent...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderfull experience in this amazing town. The owner of fort is very welcoming and speaks english quite well.

Thank Eva R
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Very welcoming and good experience. The owner, who speaks great english, gave us the info we needed and then we are on our own, walking through the fortress, reading about the history and imaging how things were. The view is breathtaking in all directions and...More

Thank Margrét B
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Friends live in Montecarlo and took us to meet Walter. He had the Fort open and we were able to tour the interesting fort and take in the views from the top. It's a must see!

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

When my husband and I began planning our trip to Tuscany, one thing was certain. We wanted to visit a castle. We visited Fortezza di Montecarlo as part of our Discover Lucca with Elena wine tour. This beautiful fortress sits atop a terraced hillside next...More

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Fortezza D, Proprietario at Fortezza di Montecarlo, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear "Christylsmith1" family, Many thanks for your detailed and appreciative comments. I am very glad you had the opportunity to appreciate the beauty and the history of the Fortress. Certainly this was also possible due to your excellent guide, Elena, who is very knowledgeable about...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

My stay in Montecarlo di Tuscany would not have been completed if we hadn't stumbled in to the Castle..... Our hosts had recomended it, offered to ring the owner to open up for us but we didn't think we had enough time. As we walked...More

2  Thank HuldaBE
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We visited when staying in a nearby agriturismo. This town is nice to spend a few hours walking around. You can see some old city walls and a church. Some nice opportunities to have a coffee or diner.

1  Thank Hans C
Reviewed 20 July 2017

OK - so it's another medieval town perched on the top of a hill.... but here is a castle, with views that will take your breath away,

1  Thank 9500JMJ
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here prior to heading for our winery tour and did not regret the decision. The fortezza sits on top of a hill overlooking a vast area. We could have sat in the village there and stared all day long. It's a very quiet...More

3  Thank Ambajejus
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I will begin by saying that the curator of the fortress was very helpful and knowledgeable. Also kind, which is a big plus when visiting new places. The fortress is interesting not only for it's history but also for the sublime views it affords from...More

1  Thank Fina60657
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1 February 2018|
Response from christylsmith1 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that the Fortress is only open by appointment. It is privately owned by a family who live there. When I visited the Fortress, I went with a local tour guide who contacted the owner and gained permission... More
9 June 2015|
Response from Fortezza D | Property representative |
The Fortress is open on Saturday and Sunday, from 4 pm to 7.30 pm. It is open every day for groups greater than 10 persons. Reservation is required only for groups .
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20 April 2015|
Response from Fortezza D | Property representative |
The Fortress of Montecarlo is about five minutes by car from the railway station of Altopascio. The tour ticket is five euros per person, if the visitor goes on his own, with the use of a written guide (in various... More
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