THE WWI MILITARY FORT OF MONTECCHIO IN COLICO
This fort was built in a strategic point, where Valchiavenna and Valtellina meet, just in front of the Como Lake.
The fort was completed at the end of 1914 and it is one of the most technological Italian military compounds of World War One, it was part of the "Linea Cadorna" defence.
The four cannons are still in place today and they can fire with great precision up to 12 kilometres of distance. Thanks to its leading position, the fort offers a evocative and unique landscape on Lake Como and on the Valtellina and Valchiavenna mountains.
The fort is open to tourists accompanied by guide only and is included in the price of the ticket.