Forte Colle Delle Benne was one of the network of border fortifications between Austria and Italy before WW1. Austria lost this land to Italy following its defeat in WW1, giving a bizarre situation whereby we have a German speaking tradition in North Italy near the Austrian border.
During the last week, I climbed up to this remarkable hill fort which stands above the charming village of Levico Terme next to a beautiful lake.
It was a difficult climb and at times I thought I wouldn't manage it in this drought and heatwave that Southern Europe is experiencing. I was glad that I persevered with the climb. It was worth every step. Come and climb with me.
Forte Colle delle Benne is also known as San Biagio locally.
WW1 - World War 1 or The Great War
La Guerra Grande - The Great War
All photos are my own.