The Great War

Forts, trenches and museums in memory of the tragic conflict

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Over a hundred years have passed since the end of the Great War, but in the mountains you’ll still come across old forts, tunnels and the remains of trenches, silent witnesses to a conflict which saw Trentino on the front line. From the “White War” fought on the glaciers to the battles to conquer strategic positions in the high mountains. Seeing is believing, and coming here you’ll truly understand what those soldiers went through.

 

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Piedicastello Galleries

From road tunnels to culture galleries

Castel Dante, the remembrance shrine

The remembrance shrine

Forte Belvedere | © Foto Archivio Apt Alpe Cimbra

Fort Belvedere

The Fortress of Emotions

Fort Nago

the Futurists’ war

Strada degli Artiglieri (The Gunners’ Path)

The soldier’s rest

Forte Strino | © Foto Archivio Apt Val di Sole

Strino Fort

Discovering the White War

Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

A unique collection of vintage airplanes

The Bell of the Fallen

For whom the Peace Bell tolls

The Austro-Hungarian monumental cemetery in Bondo

The memory of a whole generation

The Italian War History Museum

Remember war, build peace

Forte Luserna | © Foto Archivio Apt Alpe Cimbra

Fort Campo Luserna

the first target of the Italians

Nagià Grom

Life in the trenches

Fort Pozzacchio/Valmorbia

In the belly of the mountain

Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

The soldiers’ shadows

Galleria Paradiso | © Foto Archivio Apt Val di Sole

Paradiso Tunnel

Shivers in the ice

Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

A majestic monument

Piedicastello Galleries

The Gallerie di Piedicastello in Trento, a unique and unrepeatable experience (free admission)

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Castel Dante, the remembrance shrine

A place that celebrates unknown soldiers and famous commanders

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Forte Belvedere | © Foto Archivio Apt Alpe Cimbra

Fort Belvedere

One of the most beautiful Austro-Hungarian military forts

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Fort Nago

The main exponents of the artistic movement founded by Marinetti fought here

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Strada degli Artiglieri (The Gunners’ Path)

A monument in Rovereto to be explored by walking: at every step, a name and a memory

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Forte Strino | © Foto Archivio Apt Val di Sole

Strino Fort

One of the symbols of a terrible conflict fought at high altitude

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Caproni Museum of Aeronautics, Trento

An internationally unique collection of aeroplanes and historical relics

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The Bell of the Fallen

It rings a hundred times every evening at sundown

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The Austro-Hungarian monumental cemetery in Bondo

A building of architectural interest where a memorial service is held every year

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The Italian War History Museum

In the castle of Rovereto, memories of the Venetian rule and of the Great War

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Forte Luserna | © Foto Archivio Apt Alpe Cimbra

Fort Campo Luserna

The “eternal father” that resisted bombings.

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Nagià Grom

The frontline comes back to life in an amazing route

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Fort Pozzacchio/Valmorbia

Distributed over three floors, the complex is entirely dug into the rock

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Fort Cadine Bus de Vela

The fort was built to block the road to Trento

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Galleria Paradiso | © Foto Archivio Apt Val di Sole

Paradiso Tunnel

Bringing history to life through the sounds of the battle

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Cesare Battisti Mausoleum

A work by Ettore Fagioli from Verona, inspired by Roman antiquity

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The Great War