Fortezza di Girifalco

Girifalco Fort

Take a tour of this ancient fort

Cosimo I de’ Medici added bastions and gun ports to the original thirteenth century fort around the year 1550. Thanks to a long period of peace which reigned in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany after the end of the war with Siena (1554-1556), the fort was more or less left unused. It was bought by the local administration of Cortona in 1770.

Opening hours
1st April – 31st June and the whole month of September: 10am-6pm
1st July – 31st August: 10am-7pm
Closed on Mondays

Entry fee
€1,50 per person for groups of 15 or more people and for children aged from 6 to 12 years

Contact information
loc. Fortezza
Cortona (Arezzo)
Telephone 0575 603793; 0575 637235,
The beautiful city of Cortona lies in the mountains between the Valdichiana and Tevere valley. Cortona was a very important center of Etruscan civilization, and these ancient settlements remain at the core of the city’s identity. Two kilometers of the Etruscan walls, which date to the 5th century BCE, are still standing today. ...