Fenestrelle Fortress, Fenestrelle

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#10 of 58 in Historic Sites in Province of Turin
Renowned as the biggest alpine fortification in Europe, Fenestrelle Fortress dominates the hills above Fenestrelle. Often nicknamed "The Great Wall of the Alps," this giant fortress occupies 130 hectares (320 acres) of land. Built by the House of Savoy in the late 17th century, this fortress sat at a strategic point by the French border at a time when Europe was aflame with wars of nation-building. The complex includes three major forts, ramparts, batteries, barracks, powder magazines, warehouses, kitchens, a governor's mansion, a parade ground, and a church. Due to pillaging over time, the fortress is now in a state of preservation and reconstruction: your entry fees will help with this process. Make Fenestrelle Fortress part of your personalized Fenestrelle itinerary using our Fenestrelle itinerary planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The wonderful structure of the fortification system of fenestrelle visited with a hike of 8 hours with experienced guide available and genuina.una thrill not to be missed for a blast from the past and in breathtaking. thanks to the volunteers who have resurrected this beauty and care for it with numerous initiatives to enhance it. Highly recommended.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We participated in the visit of 7 hours, demanding, very much steps, very good driving elisa, very very prepared, various pauses in ascent, there must be a preparation, long even the descent into the Woods. It's worth it! Breathtaking with card free admission museums.
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  • August 18, 2017
    at the end of a tour, a wonderful view of the fort on the other side under the Sun or in the fog, the Majesty of the structures defined by Vauban very beautiful and impressive to many markets attention often guides italianophones... the history of the region in this building
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  • A fantastic place. Very competent staff. The long visit require a whole day walking but totally worth! Landscapes are unique
  • amazing place must have
  • Amazing piece of history.
  • Cannot get my mind around this place and who could have built it.
  • A beautiful tour near Turin at forte di Fenestrelle. Three-hour guided tour with very nice and attractive guide which explained the story without boring. A place little known and little noticed. Saturday evening touring show inside the Fort with aperitif and vin brulet just €10. I will bring the 8 and 22 July and August. Must book in advance. The venue is also available for private events, dinners, weddings, ceremonies at very low prices (offer). Still worth a ride. There is also a full-day guided 7:00 with packed lunch. Very low prices compared to visit (€24 2 toddlers and two adults). So enjoy this summer!
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