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An important fort at the border between Piemonte and Liguria

A medieval castle was first built here in the 10th century being this area an important way from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
thomasozbun
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Vicenza, Italy
Beautiful, but no tour in English

Beautiful place, with tons of history and a gorgeous view. However, no guide speak other language... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
claudiamelo
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A medieval castle was first built here in the 10th century being this area an important way from the Ligurian sea towards Piedmont and the north. However between the 16th and 17th centuries, being it in an extremely important location, the Genovese Republic decided to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived with our Italian driver who spoke to the ladies in charge and was able to get a private tour with an English speaking guide. The fort was used as a sentry post to guard Genoa from Milan. It was also used as a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We had a really enjoyable and interesting tour of the Fort including art / sculptures on display. As well as discovering the history the Fort offers great views over the Gavi area. Worth the steep walk to get here!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pytheen
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Forte di Gavi is a historical building of great importance for the surrounding area. Its worth the drive if not only for the amazing view. Note that the fort is only open workdays and seldom in weekends.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Beautiful place, with tons of history and a gorgeous view. However, no guide speak other language than italian, so you dont get much of the place.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank claudiamelo
Reviewed 16 June 2018

we've visit Gavi more times, but never climbed to the Fort. it's a nice walk, but it was a pity that mostly the museum and the inner side are closed

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Tours run on the half-hour, but best to check online. The guide did only speak Italian, but we managed to glean a lot of information from her as well as reading the English info boards. Really interesting, especially the short film at the end ,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

It's guided tours only, and they seem to start at half past the hour from 8:30 am. They are not open every day of the week, so check online for specific days. Our tour lasted 85 minutes, just the 2 of us and a very...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank cant83
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took a 60 minute guided tour of the fort. Tours run mostly at half past the hour and cost 5 Euros each. Although the guide speaks only Italian, there are sufficient poster materials displayed in English and French to allow a full appreciation of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Hinchies
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Only 2€ for the ticket! Interesting guided tour insiede the fortress. It is possible to see the country side all around... Its amazing! Remember to check the timetabke for the visit and enjoy it!

Date of experience: August 2016
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