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Fort Montecchio Nord (Forte Montecchio Nord) Tours

Fort Montecchio Nord (Forte Montecchio Nord)
On the shores of Lake Como overlooking the Valtellina and Valchiavenna mountains, Forte Montecchio Nord is Italy’s only intact fort dating from World War I. Modern history enthusiasts will enjoy learning about Italy’s role in the Great War by exploring the fort’s powder room, subterranean tunnels, barracks, and original Schneider guns.

The Basics

One of Italy’s most important vestiges of the World Wars, Forte Montecchio Nord offers a fascinating glimpse into the histories of WWI and WWII. Take in sweeping views of the lake and surrounding mountains, and visit the fort’s interiors and its four fully functional rotating French 149-mm guns. Each is set beneath a cast-iron dome and has a range of more than 8 miles (13 kilometers).

Tour one of Europe’s best-preserved artillery forts by purchasing a skip-the-line ticket in advance. A fort visit can be paired with a Lake Como day trip, or a tour from Milan that includes stops at Villa d'Este, Villa Erba, and Monte Rosa.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Expect to walk a lot at the fort.
  • The fort isn’t accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
Located on the northern banks of Lake Como in Colico, the fort is accessible by car from Lugano and Como, and by car or train from Milan, Lecco, and Sondrio. It takes about 10 minutes to walk to the fort from the Colico train station.

When to Get There
The weather on Lake Como can be gruelingly cold in winter. Ideally, time your fort visit for the warmer summer months.

Forte Montecchio Nord in WWI and WWII

Forte Montecchio Nord was a defensive fort, built at the beginning of WWI to ward off invasions of Italy from the north. At the end of WWII, the fort stopped Mussolini’s troops from firing on the opposite bank of Lake Como. The last artillery rounds shot in Italy during WWII came from the fort’s Schneider guns on April 28, 1945.
Address: Via alle Torri, 8, Colico, Lake Como 23823, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Forte Montecchio Nord Entrance Ticket

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Immerse yourself in Italy’s world war history with a visit to Forte Montecchio Nord on the banks of Lake Como. After entering with a prebooked ticket to save you time and hassle at the admission desk, you’ll take a short tour of the fortress to learn about World War I in Italy. Check out sites such as the powder room and the subterranean tunnels as the tales of modern history bring the site to life.
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