Fortezza di Santa Barbara, Pistoia

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  • August 6, 2017
    The fortress Santa Barbara is a very shady side of a public park with a large rectangular basin decorated with Lotus flowers in full bloom and other Lake plants. You enter the fortress through an arch and a bridge with three arches. At the entrance there is a very nice lady who greets visitors, admission is free. I would rather pay a ticket and have a guided tour or an explanatory leaflet. It is a shame because the site is very large but the visitor is left alone without even a sign or a map. However despite the scorching heat of this summer I am satisfied with the visit. Beautiful Plaza de Armas, the Chapel and various walks minds and stables for horses. Recommend visiting
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  • July 30, 2017
    Beautiful place but definitely not treated with no details ... a real shame. It could very well be a great tourist destination if we treated and followed better, especially because it is a place rich in history.
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  • May 25, 2017
    This is a large fortress built on top of an earlier one attached to the town wall. It was built for Cosimo Medici for the protection of the town. It sustained one siege in 1643. The fortress seems to ...  more »

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