I did not expected to find such a beautiful place, well manteined and full of history. Just loved it! Definitely a must to go place!
It was a bit cold when we went, however not many people about so plenty of opportunity to look in every nook and cranny.Bought the English guide book which helped, but as we walked round could have done with more information in English, however still enjoyed the visit.The views from the end of the castle over the valley below are really good.Access to the castle is either walk up via the village or the rack not recommended or on the escalator, when you have parked just outside the town and you walk up to the town entrance, there is a little café, also worth a visit, just past the café and before you reach the town entrance there is a door way which leads to an escalator that takes you up to the castle entrance.
Civitella fortress and village too are worth for visiting it. It's an intersting place and you have amazing views of the surroundings, just come!!!
Disorganized staff, we were separated into groups for the many reservations acceptedI so I could partially see the show 'wild' even though I paid the full ticket,for what I have seen the show 'wild' is beautiful
spectacular views over surrounding countryside and very interesting castle. The village is also very interesting. Really enjoyed visiting...
If you like old forts and old cities, you should definitely visit Civitella del Tronto. The old city is charming and the fortress full of history.We really enjoyed it
Definitely worth the visit, it was a lot bigger than what we had imagined. There is an entry charge. The museum there was very interesting and there is a shop where you can buy souvenirs and drinks. There are two mobile staircases that take you part of the way to the Fort but there are steps to go back down. Because of the steps and also lots of walking on pretty uneven roads it is not recommendable for people who have difficulty walking. There is no disabled access.
A beautiful and large fort. Full of history. Very nice and stunning views all over the Gran Sasso mountains.
The site itself has 2 defects, that the pavements have been as long as I have been going there, in shambles, and currently during renovations there is a long stairway to get there, indications are not given upon arrival to town, so if you are not aware of it, you do wander around before getting there. There is no access for disabled, which is a shame as it merits a visit by everyone. That said, it is extraordinary in every way. An outstanding fortress in itself, it also hosts modern art shows, interesting events and the staff is so very friendly! The town itself is a JEWEL! The view from the fortress is breathtaking.
Walking around the remains of this fortress really gives you a feel for what it would have been like in that period. However there's very little information provided, especially in English, so you have to sort of guess for yourself exactly what rooms were used for. I believe it's one of the largest fortresses in Europe, so if that's an interest then it's not to be missed. Kids will have great fun exploring the battlements but be aware that there's no shade up at the top and suncream is vital, even on chilly days in spring when you're not expecting to get burned! The lift and escalator are also often not working so beware that there may be a long climb either up or down and the cobbles aren't ideal if you have any mobility issues.
We came around a corner travelling from Acoli Piceno to Sulmona and saw this amazing village on the hill and at the very top a well preserved fort. The entrance to the fort is hiddent away in one of the buildings near the entrance to the main square. There is a long climb up to the ticket office for the fort - escalator was only going down when we arrived so a long climb up the stairs. Well worth it though. A number of the buildings contain displays on relevant topics and the views from the battlements are outstanding. If you are going past stop and spend a few hours here. As a bonus the village also boasts the narrowest official street in Italy!
Consiglio a tutti di vedere questo gioiello architettonico, ultimo baluardo della resistenza borbonica ai cannoni piemontesi... un vero monumento storico che non è stato sempre apprezzato per quello che realmente è... consiglio a tutti di visitarlo...
Partiti con un tempo pessimo e senza grandi aspettative una volta arrivati alla fortezza e al bellissimo paesino sottostante ci siamo ricreduti!!!! Vista panoramica senza eguali, prezzo d'ingresso accessibile (soprattutto se studenti) scale mobili funzionanti che ti portano in 5 minuti all'epoca medievale. Fortezza ben tenuta con mostre fotografiche e musei sulle armi antiche davvero interessanti. Suggestivo il giro delle mura che offre una visuale meravigliosa (non per chi soffre di vertigini) sulla vallata sottostante.Unico consiglio non acquistate nessun souvenir nella bottega all'interno della fortezza (personale arrogante e scortese).Consigliato assolutamente.
La maestosa fortezza borbonica rappresenta il fiore all'occhiello della cittadina abruzzese; era a guardia del confine settentrionale del Regno di Napoli, prima, e del Regno delle Due Sicilie, poi, verso lo Stato Pontificio.E' lunga oltre 500 metri e da lì si gode un panorama spettacolare.Da vedere anche il museo delle armi.
Mai avrei immaginato che una fortezza di queste dimensioni e così ben conservata potesse troneggiare sulle colline teramane! bellissima e da vedere, molto interessante anche per bambini e ragazzi. Da non perdere anche i borgo medievale sottostante.