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Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
(3.8/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Interesting and important site, located between the city centre and the port. Admission is free and you can climb the tower to see the city from above. Also interesting are the "galleries" at sea level. However the fortress is bare and not very accurate: with an admission fee (even a few euro) you could hold better and add some historical detail. Is still well worth a visit.
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  • The truth is that is good but not one of those constructions that awaits you when you travel to Italy is the truth is that for our judgement is a city to be a couple of days
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  • It would be a wonderful place, it would be. Unfortunately the neglect and disinterest make this corner of Livorno on famous I would, but I can't. The Tower of Matilda is locked, poor and insignificant explanatory frameworks. The inside neglected and still ruined from rubble that have remained in place since the middle ages. Are lack of investment for a place she could and might become a real attraction for the port and the city
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  • A nice sea facing fortress, not very well presented though.
  • Livorno is a busy working port and there is little for the tourist here but it does have two forts. Fortezza Vecchia dates back to the mid 1500s and is close to the area known as Piccola Venezia, a small neighbourhood with canals. Sadly the fort was badly damaged in WW2, the townsfolk sheltered here during the war, but entering it via a tunnel through the very thick walls gives some idea of what it must once have been like. Hardly anything remains of the buildings but it has been turned into a park and gives the opportunity for a pleasant stroll and a view across the canal to other sites in the town
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  • Perfect picnic spot.
  • An ancient fortress on the sea, near the port of Livorno. Cultural events of all kinds, including the recent cartoon exhibition "Labronicon". Should be more valued and better preserved.
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