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Forte di Fenestrelle, Fenestrelle

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Renowned as the biggest alpine fortification in Europe, Forte di Fenestrelle 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. Plan my Fenestrelle trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Absolutely fantastic place. Fortress is really magnificent. After seeing it, probably any castle in the world will be able to impress me so much. Fortress is around 80km from turin and trust me it is....  more
    Absolutely fantastic place. Fortress is really magnificent. After seeing it, probably any castle in the world will be able to impress me so much. Fortress is around 80km from turin and trust me it is....  more »
  • This one-of-a-kind fortress sprawls over 3 levels connected by staircases over 600 metres of altitude, about an hour away from turin. Guided tours are available for a fraction of the price of what... 
    This one-of-a-kind fortress sprawls over 3 levels connected by staircases over 600 metres of altitude, about an hour away from turin. Guided tours are available for a fraction of the price of what...  more »
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  • Woooooow the highest peak is the best view to see overlooking and amazing 👏 I love it also its my first time to see 3rd level underground museum
  • Historical fort. Uphill walks up the stairs if one decides to make the full tour.

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