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Forte Montecchio Nord

Via Alle Torri 8, 23823, Colico, Italy
+39 0341 940322
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THE FORTRESS IS OPEN 17, March 2018. Open all Saturdays and Sundays and Holidays (April, 25; May, 1; June, 2; August, 15). Forte Montecchio North is the fortress of the First World War best-preserved in Europe, strategically located at the confluence of Valtellina and Val Chiavenna. His French guns from 149S in revolving dome are still fully functional. OPEN from MARCH 18th to NOVEMBER, 5th THE FORTRESS OPENS SATURDAY, SUNDAY and ALL THE HOLIDAYS (July and August every day). Guided tours in the openings at 9,30; 10,30; 11,30; 12,30 am; 2 pm; 3 pm; 4 pm; 5 pm, 6 pm. IN JULY also three visits in the afternoon from monday to friday from 2 pm to 4 pm (last visit). In AUGUST opened every days from 9,30am to 6pm
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Via Alle Torri 8, 23823, Colico, Italy
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+39 0341 940322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During a periodic commemoration of Second World War times you can appreciate all the charm of this place. This was a defense bastion never reached by the conflict, due to the position near Swiss. You'll join the mystery of this place being in the gun...More

Thank Mauro B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit - it's a bit hidden away at the end of a road which winds into the hills but very well preserver (the fort never saw action) and the guided tour is very informative. The views from the roof are stunning.

Thank Ericsken
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, thank you for your review. And...Yes. The view from the roof is very stunning... Also Forte Fuentes worths a visit. Try it!

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

So you have to plan this one, there are only certain days it is open. There are tours only, these can be done in English, they are informative but it doesn't contextualise the fort in terms of its role historically or within the landscape, so...More

Thank Alexandra R
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you for your review but we think that the fortress is interesting also for the wonderful panorama and for the way of life of the soldiers in WW1 that we show. And yes... It worth a visit not only for t the military buff,...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

If you are interested in the human history... it is definitely worth the visit. And as a bonus, you get the stunning views. It is only 20 min from Varenna. (by car)

Thank Romana M
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear guest thank you for your review. We Hope That You can Enjoy also forte di Fuentes. Comeback to visit Us in the next holidays.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views from the top! Worth a visit for an hour or two. Bit of an unsteady path for young children and costs approx 10 euro per adult but otherwise a nice thing to do.

Thank Penelope G
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you for your review, but the cost is only 7 euros with the guided tour included. And every two adults, one child doesn't pays. And yes, the view from the top is wonderful! ;-)

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Find some free time and visit the fort, it takes only 1 hour to walk around. Good place of history, excellent guide - Sara and stunning views where the canons are located. Guide is included in admission - 7 euro for adult. Coffee, water available...More

Thank Gregory1980
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you! We hope that you will return to visit also Forte Fuentes! A time machine for XVII Century!

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It deserves a visit and the guided tour was very helpful. It's located in a stunning place and it is like travelling to the first world war

Thank emcgeneric
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

THANK YOU!!! Your review is very very helpful for our work and passion!

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very nice tour every hour and our was in Italian and English. Amazing the history and structures in great condition. And the view from the top of the guns is wonderful.

Thank Jamie S
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Wonderful, amazing, nice... All your adjective are beautiful for us... So we very thank you. We're proud to have guest like you!

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We always wanted to visit this site, but never had the time before. We had a very good guide who show us around the complex, the tours of the fort run every 30 minutes and are really informative. The four 70mm cannons and barracks are...More

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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Thank you for the review. Our guns are 149 mm. And the visit starts every hour. But you have written good things about us so ...thank you again.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Saw the advert on trip advisor so made the journey from Mennagio. Worth the look around if you like this sort of thing- I've been to Verdun etc - so suited me. The guide was nice and gave a a guided tour in English. Apparently...More

Thank rotisiVhsittocS
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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear Guest, thank's for your review. It's not possible to schedule the visit for individuals, but only for groups. But you can check if there are many persons in queue, hour by hour. We start with the first tour at 9,30 am (10,30; 11,30; 12,30)....More

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jolucc
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Dear guest, yes You can do it. The boat station "Navigazione Lago di Como" is only 950 meters far from Forte Montecchio Nord. Thank you
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