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Nov 4, 2017
“Large fort”
4 weeks ago
“Don't bother.”
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Viale Filippo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Santa Maria Novella
+39 055 49721
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dodged the many local roadworks on a very hot day to get to this location only to be told it is not open to the public! Apparently it is used as a convention/trade fair centre by business and not an historical attraction - should have...More

1  Thank Frank I
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were unable to enter as a political convention was taking place but its a nice half hour walk to stroll around the old walls of the fortress through the park and take in the size of this old fort

4  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The park next to the fortress was amazing! My dog enjoyed so much! Definitely your place if you are with your dog.

1  Thank Leto30grados
Reviewed 27 July 2017

I attended a European conference at the Fortezza during a very hot July weekend. The aircon worked well, thank goodness, and there was plenty of space for the 1,000 attendees. Catering was abysmal - no options for celiac sufferers or vegetarians - this is probably...More

1  Thank Amelia M
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Rooms are icy cold and several are very dark. Very few toilet facilities. There are no taxi stands around. No nice cafe nearby or in the venueBy sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

1  Thank mariannekY7927KA
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

This center is very close to the railway station and downtown Florence, allowing quick access from the hotels. Reasonable facilities that may use a little freshening.

1  Thank GLS-ALS
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The Forte is a very historical venue. The 5th Congress of the World Union of Wound Healing Societies was held 9/25-9/29. The venue is great for large meetings and close to everything in historical Florence.

Thank Margarita S
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean and tidy. Security detail and cleaners so helpful. Toilet facilities kept very clean. Ideal for exhibition and congress.

1  Thank Tina C
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Here for a conference - impressive historical surroundings & smart & efficient staff. Location very satisfactory, good selection of room sizes from main hall down to seminar rooms. So central, which is a joy. It's about 15 minutes amble from Santa Maria Novella & about...More

Thank Annatims45
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Went, wasn't open so left. No signs stating where the entrance was so ended up walking almost around the whole darn thing. Don't bother consuming unless you like disappointment. Spent a little while in the park next to it where they actually have a fountain...More

1  Thank GavinBridger
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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the
majority of the people arriving in Florence, which
might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists
come across the constant hustle and bustle of the
station before exiting, taking a few steps and
stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It
is impossible not to admire the the square, housing
one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The
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