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VISIT THE FORT

a work of great beauty

and military architecture

Forte Lisser can be visited by tour guide or freely and it takes approximately one hour to visit the site. The powder keg can reach 6°C even in summer, thus suitable clothing is recommended. To plan the tour it is preferable to consult the 'calendar of days and opening hours' of this site, as well as the section of 'suggested itineraries', which will allow you to also visit Forte Coldarco, the 'Il Ricordo' Museum or to integrate the tour with one of the suggested gastronomic itineraries.

 

Here is a short guide to better plan your visit:

 

Ground floor: officers' quarters, kitchen, infirmary, troop quarters, guard post, armory, retractable machine gun turrets, ammunition depot, warehouse, assembly hall, projectile-packing and more.

First floor: it is possible to visit the revolving armored domes, the command room, gunpowder and projectile reservoirs.

Basement: (up to -12) powder keg (it is 6 ° C in this room during summer, suitable clothing is recommended), the cisterns and the corridor with rails.

Outside: you can appreciate the moat, climb to the domes, and admire the entire building.

 

 

Renamed by the war correspondents, the 'Lion of the Plateau', the fort was built between 1911 and 1914 and consists of a large two-storey building (63 m long, 15.5 m wide and almost 10 m high, albeit largely underground), equipped with a 4-gun 149 mm battery. It was part of the Fortezze Brenta - Cismon, with Forte Cima Lan and Forte Cima Campo, with the aim of controlling the Valsugana, however, Forte Lisser, due to its strategic location, could also intervene on the Melette area and on the Marcesina Plain.

It was a small autonomous village. In fact, inside the building you could find: kitchen, food warehouse, latrines, powder keg, power generator, ventilation system, hot air heating, large tanks to collect water, dormitories for the troops and officers, about a hundred people who made up the ready-to-use nucleus.

Internally, thanks to the recent restoration, you can admire the architecture of the fort and above all the work of great dexterity and expertise of those who made square-shaped stones by hand, managed to create arches whose perfection and beauty we still admire today.

MINIMUM OF MILITARY REQUIRED TO MAKE IT WORK

METER-BGL POWDER KEG

KILOMETERS 149 MM CANNONS FIRING RANGE

ARMORED DOMES

DETAILS

DID YOU KNOW...?

In July 1915, Gen. Cadorna went to the Plateau of the 7 Municipalities for an inspection. He visited Forte Lisser and as he was leaving Austrian cannon volleys broke out which, only by a miracle, did not hit him. It was thought that the episode was related to espionage, but it was just a coincidence.

In September 1911, the Division Command ordered the parish priest of Enego to be monitored because "he demonstrates with his demeanor and with his speeches feelings that are adverse to the Army". The team leaders and engineering staff were forbidden to have any relationship with him. In 1913 he was transferred to Cona, in the Venetian area.

Even Emilio Lussu, in his famous book: "A Year on the High Plateau", adopts, like the war correspondents, the name of "Lion of the plateau" for Forte Lisser. Some think it has been confused with "Forte Leone" by Cima Campo. Since then, however, it has kept that name.

CAN YOU TELL WHAT

IS IT?

Inside Forte Lisser, many of the original mechanics have been restored and are fully functional: the ammunition elevator, the retractable turrets and much more.

Many of these mechanics are usable by visitors, such as this crank that was used to rotate the turret which housed the Gardner machine gun first, Maxim model 1906 then.

 

 

ITINERARIES

GPS

THE RESTORATION

THE FORT NOW

Thanks to the recent restoration, Forte Lisser has returned to shine in all its glory. The restoration involved both the external and internal structure.

THE FORT BEFORE THE RESTORATION

Over the decades, atmospheric agents had contributed to further devastate the structure, already heavily compromised by the war.

THE INTERIOR

Obviously, the interior of the fort has also been completely restored, in some places totally rebuilt.

PRECIOUS DETAILS

Last but not least, many gears and mechanics have been rebuilt and are in working order, giving added value to the entire work.

OPENING HOURS

12

JUN 2021

OPENING HOURS

This is the opening date of the fort for the 2021 season. Guided tours take place at the following times: 10:30 | 11:30 | 12:30 am and 2:30 | 3:30 pm. Find out below the calendar of days and opening hours. On other days, it will be possible to visit it by calling the following telephone number: |+39| 350 02 30 698.

JULY 2021

SAT

3

10

17

24

SUN

4

11

18

25

10.00 am - 02.00 pm

10.00 am - 05.00 pm

JUNE 2021

SAT

12

19

26

SUN

6

13

20

27

10.00 am - 02.00 pm

10.00 am - 05.00 pm

31

SEPTEMBER 2021

SAT

4

11

18

SUN

5

12

19

26

10.00 am - 02.00 pm

10.00 am - 05.00 pm

AUGUST 2021

SAT

SUN

Dal 1 al 22

28

29

10.00 am - 02.00 pm

10.00 am - 05.00 pm

10.00 am - 05.00 pm

25

TICKETS

REDUCED TICKET

(OR Up to 12 it costs less!!!)

Free admission to children younger than 6.

 

EUR 3.00

FULL TICKET

For adults and children over 12 years of age.

Family ticket: 12€. Museum and tower included: 18€.

EUR 5.00

SCHOOLS AND GROUPS

For school and group bookings, midweek also, please contact the office. E-mail and telephone in the 'contacts' section.

CONTACTS

OFFICE

+39 350 02 30 698

HOW TO REACH THE FORT

Forte Lisser

From Località Tombal - Enego - VI

See the map below.

EMAIL

info@fortelisser.it

 

prolocoenego@libero.it

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You can reach the fort from three different departure points:

 

  1. From the Green Parking: this is the most convenient way. It will allow you to drive directly to the fort, via a dirt road. To reach it from Tombal, just follow the signs for Forte Lisser. (Google Maps).
  2. From the Orange car park in Tombal. Leaving your vehicle at the car park, you can walk to the top of Forte Lisser, which will take about an hour and a half, on a path surrounded by green meadows beneath clear blue skies (Google Maps).
  3. From the Valmaron Yellow Car Park. From here you can reach the fort in about an hour walk (Google Maps).

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