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“Do not bother”
Review of Fortezza Albornoz

Fortezza Albornoz
Ranked #9 of 36 things to do in Urbino
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We paid to enter the fortress, Very,very little to see inside and the view from the top was barely an improvement on the view from the park outside. A complete waste of money.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The fortress is named after the Spanish cardinal Gil Alvarez Carillo de Albornoz. However, the fortress was built by his successor Angelico Grimoard in 1367-1371. Injustice happens often in history. Fortress is not important for tourists because of the military component. The fortress is located at the highest point -485 meters and the best views of Urbino open from here. So arriving in Urbino we turned left and immediately went here.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Our B&B Albornoz was located 50m away from the entrance to the Fortezza grounds, so we would often drop by to enjoy the views over Urbino and the valley below (wonderful play of light with passing clouds) from the garden area. The fortezza itself seemed to be closed.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The fort can be easily reached by going up Via Raphael away from Piazza Rebulica and Piazza Ducal. Up the hill. After exiting the gate, turn left. Continue along the wall and you will see signs for the fort. You have to climb the steps to reach the fort. Did not go in the fort itself as it was closed but the area has great views looking down on Urbino. Also nice shady benches to sit and rest. There is also a cafe.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rcmontex
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Once built to protect it, the fortress still stands his above the city, offering a wonderful view from the gardens that surround it. In summer the place hosts country fairs and concerts. A pleasant stop when visiting Urbino. Sit on a bench or on the grass and admire the harmoniously clustered buildings below you, and the gentle hills surrounding the beautiful Renaissance city.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tuxilla
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