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La Fortezza di Monte Altura

strada per Porto Rafael, Punta Sardegna, 07020, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
+39 329 604 1373
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Immersion into Fortress Living

More than visiting 'just a fortress' our guide - he spoke Italian only and I had to translate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nico K L
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Olbia, Italy
Awesome views, interesting histyory

I really enjoyed going here. The first problem is the rather irregular hours the place is open... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Blurpyblurp
via mobile
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strada per Porto Rafael, Punta Sardegna, 07020, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 329 604 1373
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than visiting 'just a fortress' our guide - he spoke Italian only and I had to translate - gave us a tour by detailing how soldiers lived in the fort, the kind of weaponry used, how the defence was organised, where soldiers slept, where...More

Thank Nico K L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed going here. The first problem is the rather irregular hours the place is open. As others have pointed out, it's only open at specific times for a guided tour. Also, because it is a guided tour of the place you only get...More

Thank Blurpyblurp
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the site when we were in Palau. Unfortunately when we arrived at the facility it was closed. Apparently it has set hours and other times there is only a guide so that if he's giving a tour the office is closed and you...More

Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Well worth a look. A guided tour, currently €5 for adults, €2.50 for children, lasting 30 - 40 minutes. Tour given in Italian and English, apparently, but as we were the only visitors on the 10:15 tour, we only got the English! Tour guide was...More

2  Thank hbcmike
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Interesting piece of Italian history and a stunning view, worth the climb! 171 steps (according to our guide) with a stopover halfway. Impressive granite boulders all over the area, massive and with rather strange shapes.

Thank Daniela G
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you are nearby. Excellent guided tour and interesting history behind this fortress that was built to defend against the French from the north. Beautiful and spectacular views of Palau, the islands on the other side, and on a good day,...More

Thank Ferhat C
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Fantastic views from the top of the fort. Yes there are a lot of steps but we were told to take our time and never felt under pressure to rush. Our guide, Roberto, was really good, spoke excellent English and made the tour very interesting....More

1  Thank crusoe_10
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Tours are only done every hour. Guide was very knowledgeable and gave tour in Italian and English. Great views from the top. Lot of steps. We would have liked to stay longer to look around again at our own pace and also see parts which...More

Thank Louise S
Reviewed 18 April 2015

We joined a walking tour of this fortress and it was great value for money and very interesting. The lady conducting the tour was great and handled our small group with doing two languages but we never felt left out. Great tour but be ready...More

2  Thank KCrC2011
Reviewed 21 September 2014

On the way you will find a big parking place where you can park for free - at least I did not see any parking automat. We wanted to visit the castel but they had only early morning guided tours and late afternoon tours. So...More

2  Thank Frank L
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