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Forte Montecchio Nord Entrance Ticket
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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...more
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Via Alle Torri 8, 23823, Colico, Italy
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+39 0341 940322
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

I was fortunate to visit the fort today as The Alpni Mountain troops unveiled a monument commemorating the end of WW1. The staff at the fort were very helpful and spoke excellent English. Our tour was given by Carol? The tour was excellent very informative....More

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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

You're welcome! Thank you for this kind review. We hope to have you guest also in Forte Fuentes, soon.

Reviewed 31 August 2018

Really interesting tour of this fascinating fort. You can get a combined ticket for this and the 17th century Fortress of Fuentes for 10Euro for adults and 6Euro for kids. The tours seem to run every 90 minutes - our guide was excellent. She gave...More

Thank ange
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. The tours starts every hour: 9,30am; 10,30 am, 11,30 am, 12,30 am. In the afternoon: 3, 4, 5, 6 the last tour. And for the facilities, unfortunatelly, we cannot sell anything more... Thank you!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is fascinating WW1 artillery fort designed to protect Italy from Austrian or German invasion through the mountain passes. It is in pristine condition because it never came under attack. The guns still rotate and load. Very easy access. Train from Varenna takes 30 mins...More

Thank jjcollis
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the review and for the informations that you have given to the other tourists about train and costs! Very interesting.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Found this place by chance when searching through things to see whilst staying in Varenna. We combined the visit with a morning trip to the nearby 17th century Forte di Fuentes and you can buy a combined entry ticket for both which is very good...More

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UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Breathtaking is the right description of our fortress from the roof.. Thank you for this peculiar and very conscious review!

Reviewed 10 July 2018

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
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

This Fortress of WW1 worths a visit, you have reason. So...Thank you for your review. Best Regards

Reviewed 19 June 2018

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
UrpForteMontecchio, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Forte Montecchio Nord, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

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!

Reviewed 10 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
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

Reviewed 9 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
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.

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
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! ;-)

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
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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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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