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.
Fort is open from March the 17th to November the 4th, every saturdays, sundays and holidays from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.: visits starts every hours and it lasts 50 minutes. In July there are extraordinary visits on weekdays while in August the Fort is open every day. In summer months are organised night tours. More informations here
It is possible book all the year surcharg guided tours for schools and groups.
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.