Fortini di Pentimele, Reggio Calabria

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  • Nice place, but little publicized by the Tourism Office of Reggio Calabria. The Fort has been beautifully restored as until recently was immersed in the jungle and at the mercy of anyone. Now, with the renovation, was closed with a big gate. It is said that inside there are two secret passages that lead one to the Aragonese castle in the city centre and the other arrivals to the port. From there you can enjoy a fantastic view of the city, port and the coast of Reggio. The road, however, is very ruined especially in the last piece with landslides and boulders slipped on the road.
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  • The story often consumes his vendettas with class and humor. These forts, built at the end of ' 800 Umbertine to defend the city from enemies who now had much more sophisticated means of attack, in fact they have never fulfilled their function. Today, fortunately, have been magnificently restored and allow visitors to admire the beautiful nature surrounding the Strait of Messina.
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  • The forts of Pentimele dominate the city. From here on clear days you can see the entire city of Reggio Calabria and Messina Strait
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  • Was made a wonderful work of restoration. Also not being able to get in, the gate and from the outside you appreciate the perfect forms and fully valued. Though, Holy crap, UM SIGN with HOURS of OPERATION or an address or PHONE NUMBER to INDICATE where to turn for a VISIT YOU WANT IT PUT? It is useless to do hours of services on television and then to find this disservice to anyone who climbs up to up there.
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  • Placed over the city of Reggio Calabria and dominant over the Strait of Messina, are located on the Hill of Pentimele coming through an alley too haphazard. In order to know the origin of the name Pentimele, we go back in time, specifically in 1547, when, due to the various incursions by pirates, was ordered the construction of a castle. The work unfortunately were suspended for lack of money and so it was decided to erect the Tower of Reggio called Pendimeri and more recently Pentimele. Centuries passed and during 1860, with the establishment of the unitary State, military functions were entrusted to a fortification system attested on the first line the hilly eastern shore of the Strait. It was decided then to build the forts of Capo D'Armi, Punta Pellaro, hill forts of Arghillà, Matiniti plans and fortifications of Pentimele, whose architectures camouflaged, would ensure the defense, until the second War II. In particular, the forts of Pentimele were built around 1896, according to a document found at the State Archives of Reggio Calabria. The forts of Pentimele, identical in all their forms, distinguished by the names North and South Fort Blockhouse, are built with natural stones and bricks framing the Windows and the top of the wall. The blockhouse North (in excellent condition) also has a drawbridge and has its entrance two columns covered with limestone and sandstone, which is also used for water runoff. On entering you are on the left four tanks used for water collection, always to the left were the housing provided by bath and stable for the officers. The sides were the dormitories of soldiers and in the innermost place, two (on each side) used for the storage of arms. On the ceiling there are two holes that allowed the passage of arms on the upper floor, where was a compartment that served as a deposit. Entering the Fort, on the right side instead, we find a ladder that leads us in a room beneath the entrance area, which was operating the opening of the drawbridge, (in the blockhouse South, this part was destroyed). The rooms on the right were used as stables and during World War II, were turned into dormitories. On the right there is a two-storey tower in the lower deck were thrown the prisoners (there are no stairs ...) and controlled from the top floor. Both on the right and on the left are two long corridors dimly lit with a rectangular pattern created on purpose to mislead any enemy who entered during any pursuit and that not knowing the place, would end against a wall. Along the wall of the two corridors there are two small Windows from which you could check the exterior of the blockhouse perceiving a possible break-in. The central area of forts consists of four flights, hence the guns were transported and stored within them were shallow circular. At the center of the upper floor was the deposit of material and maintenance of artillery cannons
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  • Recently renovated, situated on the Hill of Pentimele where you can enjoy a splendid panorama
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