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FORTRESS AND GARDEN

Hours and admission

From May to September: Saturday and Sunday 4-7.30 pm
Groups by appointment

from October to April by appointment

  Intero Ridotto Scuole Gruppi
Fortress + Garden € 5,00 € 3,00    
Fortress + Garden
(guided tour)
€ 7,00   € 3,00 € 6,00
Reduced prive: Seniors over 65 anni
Free: children 12 and under
Groups: min. 10 people
 

To enhance your visit

Brochure: IT-EN-FR-DE
Guided tour: IT-EN-FR

History

Ramparts, towers, loopholes, walkways, massive wooden doors and machicolations... Between the thirteenth and the sixteenth centuries the Rocca del Cerruglio - the fortress’ ancient name - witnessed many battles and enjoyed the presence of many well known historical figures such as John and his son Charles IV of Bohemia and Castruccio Castracani. A military building it may well have been at its origins, but the high walls of the fortress also serve to protect a beautiful Italian garden with a plethora of orange and lemon trees, ancient roses and acanthus. Now a manor house - converted from the original military stronghold during the eighteenth century - the Fortezza is a lovingly restored and passionately maintained centrepiece of Tuscan heritage.