Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Spaghetti Western Locations
La Fortalenza is the site of the massive fort used in “El Condor”, ”A Reason to Kill a Reason to Die” and “Scalps” to name a few. What is left of the fort's location is easy to spot but tricky to actually get to. If you visit Western Leone walk to the opposite side of the street from the entrance. You must stop at a rope forbidding you to go any further. If you look about a quarter of mile straight ahead you will see a huge pile of rubble bleaching in the sun. This is what is left of the fort. If you leave Western Leone and follow the road that parallels the expressway you will come upon a white gate. You can park your car here climb around the gate and walk down the winding road to the location. The tricky part is avoiding the workers at Western Leone who keep an eye on the El Condor location. There's not much left of the once impressive fort but it's still possible to stand on the spot Marianna Hill did her famous striptease to distract the guards attention while Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown and Iron Eyes Cody and there Apache warriors scaled the walls.
For a more detailed view of this site and other Spaghetti Western locations please visit my friend Yoshi “Garring” Yasuda’s excellent website: http://garringo.cool.ne.jp/