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Tickets to San Leo Fortress & Cagliostro's Prison

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Discover Italy's historic San Leo Fortress, delve into the captivating tale of Alessandro Cagliostro and marvel at unique exhibits and art.


  • Explore the historic San Leo Fortress, a celebrated Italian military fortification built in the 15th century overlooking the Adriatic coast.

  • See the prison cell where the enigmatic alchemist Count Cagliostro spent his last years and the artifacts related to his life and legend.

  • Admire the fortress's preserved architecture from Roman times to the Renaissance, including drawbridges, ramparts, and bastions.

  • Visit the interactive ecomuseum and exhibitions showcasing ancient weapons, torture instruments, frescoes, historical relics, and contemporary art pieces.

  • Fun fact: San Leo inspired the fictional town of Montefiori in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy.


  • Entry to San Leo Fortress

  • Entry to Count Cagliostro's prison cell

  • Entry to virtual ecomuseum

  • Access to exhibits


  • Tips

  • Food and drinks

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Unearthing Italy's Military Heritage

Explore the San Leo Fortress, one of Italy's most renowned military fortifications, perched atop a rocky spur, overseeing the Marecchia valley and the Adriatic coast. Constructed by Federico da Montefeltro, a notable condottiere and arts patron, in the 15th century, the castle later morphed into a prison for Papal State adversaries. Its walls whisper stories of famous occupants like Felice Orsini and the enigmatic alchemist Alessandro Cagliostro, who died in a dark cell in 1795.

Architectural Wonders & Engaging Exhibits

Marvel at the fortress's preserved Renaissance military architecture, including the drawbridge, ramparts, towers, and bastions. Inside, discover exhibitions showcasing ancient weapons, torture instruments, historical documents, and frescoes depicting the siege of San Leo by the Medici army. The on-site museum features artistic treasures from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, while contemporary art exhibitions highlight the fortress's continued relevance. Don't miss the virtual ecomuseum for an immersive experience of the site's towers and fortifications.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Book Store.

Operating Hours

  • Mon to Fri: 10:30am to 6:15pm (last admission at 5:30pm)

  • Sat, Sun & holidays: 10:30am to 7:15pm (last admission at 6:30pm)

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive at the attraction 20 minutes before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • Show your ticket at Forte di San Leo.

  • Address: Via Giacomo Leopardi, 47865 San Leo RN, Italy.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is San Leo (Quattroventi) -a. It is a quick 2-minute walk to the attraction.

  • Board bus #LINEA 102 INVERNALE to get you there.

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