Forte Albertino, Vinadio

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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  • In Las Vegas during the holidays we were guests in a building adjacent to the walls of forte Albertino (built by Charles Albert). It is an imposing building with spacious interiors, walkways, decks and porches long (apparently the walls are 1400 meters. Worth visiting also because inside there are large spaces you leisure (pond, Museum, theatre etc,)
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  • the Forte Albertino di Vinadio is huge, set on fields surrounded by mountains. Often the site of interesting cultural events
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  • The Forte Albertino di Vinadio is spectacular, the original, you can also visit internally, part from the mountain and ends in the Valley where the River, around beautiful lawns and toward the River a huge well equipped campsite.
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  • Is a decadent fortress, nicely restored and kept, if one visits a part with entrance fee and if you want even with guided tour (very good to know the history of the fortress), and part is free, allowing a walk that goes down to the pond. Recommended.
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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 to visit with adjoining Lake and winter skating rink.
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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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