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.
A must see!
Alpinist and Writer
Now that it has been renovated, it is worth a visit. How the road to access it deserves to be taken, both on foot and by MTB. Exciting views, where, if the weather allows it, you have enchanting views.
One of the best attractions of the eastern part of the plateau ... We recommend a walk to the fort, leaving the car at the beginning of the dirt road, near the Tombal restaurant. Otherwise, it is possible to get there by car, parking in a dedicated area in front of the fort. A guided visit is recommended, we found a very well prepared historian. Incredible panorama from above and interesting environments to see inside.
Easy walk starting near the Tombal restaurant, with a beautiful view up to Forte Lisser where our ancestors defended Italy during the Great War. The fort can be visited at the cost of a more than adequate ticket to allow its maintenance and which makes you understand how tiring the lives of our soldiers could be. For those with walking difficulties there is the possibility to get there by car. Recommended!
This fort, recently renovated with great mastery, was part of the Italian defensive line during the First World War when it housed a hundred soldiers. Although it is located just over 1600 meters high, it offers wonderful views... On August 13, thanks to the wonderful day, the view swept without problems over the entire Asiago plateau, Mount Grappa and in the distance you could also have a glimpse of Feltre. Absolutely not to be missed!
CAN YOU TELL WHAT
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.
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.
Last but not least, many gears and mechanics have been rebuilt and are in working order, giving added value to the entire work.
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Apertura straordinaria con orario 10:00-14:00.
Servizio di visita guidata non disponibile per esercitazione C.R.I.
You can reach the fort from three different departure points: