Michelangelo Fortress
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,429 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Part of the walls that are around the city. Since this has been the port for Rome, this city was always fortified, and you see the evidence here.
Written 2 June 2024
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ClaireWithLove
Germantown, MD1,640 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Commissioned by Pope Julius II in the 14th century and completed in 1535 to help defend the city from pirates. Michelangelo Buonarroti built the fort and it was named after him. There is a nice pedestrian promenade along the sea which leads to the port.

Just be careful crossing over to the port from the walking area, I thought I was in a marked off area for walking and stopped to take a picture only to have a cruise shuttle bus madly honking at me since the marked off area was also an area cars/buses drive in.

The fort was not open for tours or to walk around when I was there. From the website, it says that only the inner square of the fort is open on weekends from 10 am - 1 pm and 2 - 5 pm for free. The fort was in good shape from the outside and just have it is a plaza with a few restaurants.

Nearby the fort are two kissing statues, "Embracing Peace" and "Kissing in Memory of a Port."
Written 16 May 2024
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Unfortunately not able to go inside but walked around most of it, looks great for its age, held up against the sea air.
Written 6 November 2023
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Rudy B
Ocean City, MD1,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We stopped by on a Sunday mid-day and the fortress wasn’t open, so we walked around the whole thing. Very impressive structure and excellent for a way to stretch your legs if you get off a cruise ship or staying in Civitavecchia. We arrived early for our cruise and decided not to go to Rome for a second day and just walk around Civitavecchia.

The fort is connected to the park that runs along the water. Excellent way to get some exercise. There are excellent points around the fort to take pictures. Hopefully it’ll be open the next time we visit. It’s worth a visit if you’re hanging around the port.
Written 1 October 2023
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Robert B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
michelangelo was a real genius , he created so many nice things , this fort at the Rome port is one of them ,
Written 23 November 2022
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David S
Middlesbrough, UK2,350 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Initially commissioned by Pope Julius II to defend the port of Rome. The upper part of the tower was designed by Michelangelo. Apparently it is one of the most important military architectonical structures of the linked coastline. Very impressive structure indeed.
Written 16 November 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,426 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Huge Fortress near the port of Civitavecchia. We didn't go in but walked around the exterior. Very impressive. There are nice views from the port and Piazza della Vita.
Written 11 September 2022
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alisdair t
Workington, UK6,343 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
You cant enter the fort, as it is currently used by the Forces, but you can walk around the outside to admire its structure. and imagine what it was like when used as a fort. Definitely worth a look when in the area.
Written 28 June 2022
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
You can't go into the fort as it is in use by the Italian military. It seems well restored though and you can walk a full circuit of the perimeter. It's certainly an imposing building!
Written 1 February 2022
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Tony36
Crowborough, UK1,009 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
. . . . . you'll be disappointed that you can't get inside. Reason? It is still in use, it appears, as soldiers with weapons were on patrol nearby. It's a very pleasant experience to walk round and admire the outside though.
Written 7 March 2020
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