Confirming that the area is strategic for military defence, Montecchio North Fort was built in just a few months close to the First World War. It is one of the best preserved fortesses in Europe.
It was built by digging the rock to make way for buildings in concrete and stone to defend the northern border to Switzerland. In the southern building are the kitchen, the warehouses and the latrines, while the impressive northern building, with strong walls and a concrete roof over one meter thick, houses the orderly room, the command, the infirmary, armory and housing for officiers and troops.
The Fort is in Via Alle Torri, 8. It is open form 10am till 5pm on saturday and sunday. It is open every dai in july and august and half september. The visits are every hours from 10 (10, 11, 12, 13 – 14, 15, 16, last visti at 17) only with guide (included in the ticket). Groups are composed by max 25 persons per hour.
The ticket cost € 7 for adults, € 5 for children from 6 to 17 years old, while for children up to 5 years old the ticket il frre.
In the neighbourhood, there is also the Fuentes Fort. For this reason it is possible to buy a cumulative ticket for the visit of two Forts at € 10 for adults and € 6 children from 6 to 17 years old
Photos by Bellati Giovanni.