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“Fantastic Gem of a place”

Fortezza di Montecarlo
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This castle is beautiful and atmospheric and the suggested donation to enter very reasonable. On the day we visited the guide manning the entrance was exceptionally helpful and as a bonus he spoke good English which was brilliant in that it helped us to appreciate the history to best advantage. You gain some wonderful vantage points of the surrounds from the tower and every corner is interesting and picturesque. It is quite compact and can easily be seen inside 40 minutes taking plenty of time for photos and just gazing at the beautiful views. In places some of the steps are steep and narrow and the ground can be uneven and cobbled ( what you would expect from a medieval castle!) There are no facilities, toilets etc but plenty of cafes in the nearby town so you shouldn't find it a problem.
Definitely worth a visit - could be combined with wine tasting at one of the many local vineyards.

Thank electricsue
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great time exploring this old fortress vaulter was gracious and allowed us to visit even though we were outside the normal hours. Excellent views in all directions from the tower.
Beautiful town with lots of charm

Thank BonK27
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Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Take a step back in time in the magnificent Tuscan medieval village of Montecarlo! Do yourself a favor and contact Valter for a guided tour of his private property, the medieval fortress of Montecarlo.
Learn how the people of the village protected themselves from invaders. Marvel at the architecture and the restoration.
Valter seems to make the walls and rooms come alive as he recounts the history dating back to 1331.
The cost of 7euro per person is a tremendous value and a must do activity!
Tel: +39.0583.22401
+39.328.8082858

Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

I arranged for a visit to the fortress for my friend and I on our recent trip to Italy. Valter, who is the owner of the fortress gave us a private guided tour which was a highlight of our trip. He is very passionate about the history of this historic gem and shares his weath of knowledge in his amazing English. He is such a lovely gentleman who takes pride in sharing this special place. Don't miss a visit to this wonderful place!

Thank DanielleMuller
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

This little town and the area around are one of the main reasons we want to return to Italy. We stayed at San Gallo in Fornache and visited Montecarlo every day. The people are friendly and the food was delicious wherever we ate. What a perfect memory of Italy.

Thank Bevaroo1
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