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Forte Albertino, Vinadio

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Historic Site
The Forte Albertino is a fortress in Vinadio, Piedmont, northern Italy, located outside the town on the Stura di Demonte river valley.Its walls have a length of about 1,200 km, with a total of 10 km internal paths on three levels.It was built from 1834 by order of Charles Albert of Savoy on a strategic position, from which it was possible to command the surrounding valleys near to the French border. 4,000 workers came from Piedmont and Lombardy for the construction, which was finished in 1847 after a pause in 1837-1839.During World War II, it was bombed by the Allies, and later abandoned.
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  • Beautiful blockhouse at the end of the village which hosts various events. large and impressive, it takes some time to visit it and those who have a little more expected to deal with the countless walks from here can start ... charming place at the foot of the mountains, a visit and in summer a Park adjoining pond ...
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  • I visited a few times on Strong Albertino also because I attend Vinadio for about ten years, this fortunately was never operational, a colossal work ended at the beginning of the last century
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  • I had a nice walk around the whole Vinadio and I must say it is a country strong bellissimo....il is really a gigantic that stuns ... advice then for those who can take a walk on one of the many walking trails
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  • Very nice fortified town. For the visit of the fort, view photos, depending on the period, schedules varied if you want to get into the moat, you will find a small passage through the top of the village ;-)
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  • Historical place, on the road from Demonte to colle della Maddalena. Beautiful Christmas markets and the event is dancing with wild boars. In summer possibility to swim in the pond.
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  • Huge. The Museum can be visited by yourself while visiting the Fort is headed. There are a lot of steps.
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  • Beautiful building to visit if you pass in Stura Valley, well worth the effort. Often the municipality adds a set of themed events that make the whole thing much nicer.
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  • Very nice for its historical value. Imposing structure
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