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Fortezza di Santa Barbara

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Viale Vittorio Veneto, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Siena lies on top of three hills and hence it’s tough to run. Fortezza Medicea might be the best place for some exercise. It has great view overlooking the old town, quiet place which is not crowded, and most importantly 1.2km track. Don’t miss this...More

Thank beauty_in_ugly
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The fortress walls provide a good view of the city and a great picnic spot. There's a bar/restaurant just inside the gate which is nice, put the walls are where all the activity is. LOts of joggers and walkers in the evening.

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Our guide told me I was the first of his guests to ever visit the fort, which was right behind our hotel. Though plain (it was built by the victorious Florentines to prove they won!), it offers great views of the city, and houses a...More

Thank Fred H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is an open fortress overlooking Siena and gives wonderful views across to the city and out to the countryside. It if free to enter and just stroll along the walls and through the large drill square for a peaceful walk.

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Beautiful Fortress that is on one side of the Parco della Rimembranza, which hhas a beautiful Fountain di san prospero in it, pleasant walks, fantastic fortress walls to admire in this Unesco place.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We made our way here expecting perhaps more than is on offer. Yes the views are very good and it is peaceful away from the crowds, but that is because there is not actually much to do and the place has not been well maintained....More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It seemed that the fortress had been overlooked by the tourist hoards. We enjoyed the peace and quiet while walking around and admiring the 360 views over the city.

Thank Travel-Lightbeam
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

A very beautiful location just few minutes away from the main cities. Could be indicated for an appetizer or quick promenade. Recommended

Thank vitowedge
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Our hotel (Chiusarelli) was quite close to this 16th century fort (also known as Fortezza Medicea/Medici Fortress) and the first thing we did upon our arrival in SIena was to come up here to have a picnic lunch of Tuscan cheeses, crackers and wine that...More

Thank Clubess1
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fortezza di Santa Barbara on our last morning in Siena as we had a couple of hours to spare before our train. You can walk round the full perimeter of the fort which has plenty of shade under the large trees, lots...More

Thank Susiel7
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