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Fort Colle delle Benne

Town: Levico Terme
Open Driveway

Located on top of the homonymous hill, this fort is located about 2 km from the center of Levico Terme. Also called Forte di San Biagio, it was built by the Austro-Hungarians between 1880 and 1882.

It is part of the first phase Vogl style forts (late 1980s), characterized by a broken plant on two or three blocks or horseshoe-shaped wings, to which is added a stone section for close defense, armored and not, the partial ground cover and the open courtyard.

The plan of the fort follows a polygonal course and the north side is equipped with a buttress with an armored external body. A line of trenches, served by a mule track, went up the impervious mountain coast up to Busa Granda (1,500 m).

Twin work of the Forte di Tenna, located on the hill overlooking the lake from the south side, it served as an observatory and deposit, thanks to its rearward position from the front. Dismantled of the iron structures at the beginning of the 1930s, removed from the Military Property in 1931, it was sold for 3,000 Lire to the Municipality of Levico on 13.10.1933.


from 21 April 2024
Sunday from 10am to 6pm

June to mid-September 2024:
open every day
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday with guided tour
from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Full price Ticket with guided tour: €6
Reduced ticket with guided tour € 4 (children 6-18 years, over 65 and residents in Levico)

Full price Ticket without guided tour: €4
Reduced ticket without guided tour € 2 (children 6-18 years,over 65 and residents in Levico)

Free for children 0-6 years, disabled people, and carers of disabilities

- Max 15 people at the time
- perfect for children and disabled people (it's possible to arrive at the fort by car).

DOG FRIENDLY HOLIDAY: access allowed to dogs on a leash

Reachable on foot with the following itineraries:

From the APT office in Viale Vittorio Emanuele take via S. Biagio and once you arrive at the Capitello della Madonna continue straight on following the SAT sign for Forte delle Benne until you find the crossroads where you have to turn left.

Another route involves continuing on Viale Vitt. Emanuele and enter the Belvedere Park, after the tennis courts you will find the SAT sign indicating Forte delle Benne and you will reach the Capitello della Madonna (from here see the description above).

The walk takes about 45 minutes (at normal speed, also recommended for children) and the route is also suitable for trekking strollers.

Download the map "how to get to Forte delle Benne"

For further information: Leonardo Malatesta, The Austrian barrage of Valsugana: from the 19th century forts to Sperre Grigno, Salò (BS), Quaderni della Fondazione Museo Storico del Nastro Azzurro n.1, 2012, pp. 24-33.

For more information and reservations:
APT Valsugana: tel. 0461 727700

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