FORTE DI FUENTES AND FORTE DI MONTECCHIO NORD
If your true passion has always been History and you’d love to have an exciting experience, just follow the pathway to Forte Fuentes and Forte Montecchio and take a big step into the past!
The journey begins by walking through the Main Portal of Forte Fuentes and getting thus into Piazza d’Armi: take a look to the still-working cement embrasures and to the army lodgings, as well as to the mill and to the Church of Santa Barbara.
Forte Fuentes, built in Colico above Monteggiolo hill and wanted by the Spanish Governor of the State of Milan at the time, also Count of Fuentes, it has always been a coveted crossroad between Upper Lake Como, Valchiavenna and Valtellina.
Forte Montecchio Nord, instead, it was built at the beginning of the WW I at the very strategic point where five access roads to Italy meet, in order to create a defence system against Germans and Austrians. This is the greatest well-preserved fortified structure in all Europe, with the most stunning views on Lake Como and the surrounding mountain landscapes.