The Medicean Fortress

The Medicean Fortress

The entrance to the Fortress is at the end of Via Guerrazzi, a street better known as “Porta a Terra” because it leads to the second entrance of this Medicean town. A walk along the “Fronte d’Attacco” (Front of Attack), the truly majestic architectural building that closes off the ancient town of Cosmopoli, Cosimo’s home town, is without a doubt a suggestive experience.

The fortress, that along with Forte Falcone, Forte Stella and the Linguella was once one of the major defence points of the entire town, consists of ramparts at different levels that one by one go down as far as the sea; over the years they were all made stronger and used as military residences as well as strategic watch towers.

Today, on the other hand, they are simply a place where adults can sit and relax on the benches and children can play, a place where the important history of the past mingles with the pleasure of the present.

VISITING HOURS:
From 30/03 until 10/06 and from 27/08 until 04/11: 10:00 - 18:40
From 11/06 until 26/08: 10:00 - 20:00

The ticket office closes 40 minutes before. Entry and exit Forte Falcone.

PRICES - COSMOPOLI CARD:
Use Cosmopoli Card to visit with only one ticket: Medici Fortress, Fort Falcone, Vigilanti Theatre, Linguella Museum, Roman Villa Romana delle Grotte, Pinacoteca Foresiana, Napoleon's Multimedia Exhibition "The exile of the Eagle".

Full ticket: € 14
Reduced ticket: € 12 (from 9 to 18 years, students, over 70)
Families: € 10 (minimum 3 paying persons)
Groups: € 10 (over 20 paying persons)

REDUCTION ONLY FOR MEDICI FORTRESS AND FORT FALCONE
€ 5 (exclusively for organized groups of over 20 people)

FREE ENTRANCE
- Disabled people and 1 companion
- Children up to 8 years
- Accredited journalists by appointment
- Tourist Guides equipped with identification card
- 1 free entry for every 25 paying people

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The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
 Visit The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island
The Medicean Fortress in Portoferraio - Elba Island