FORTE DI FENESTRELLE

Fortress
The fort of Fenestrelle is Europe’s biggest fortified structure and the largest walled construction after the Great Wall of China. A stone colossus that extends for about five kilometres along the hills of the Val Chisone and covers a height difference of almost 700 metres.

The only Piedmont fort of the 18th century still with its original architecture, it is located within the Orsiera-Rocciavré Regional Nature Park, and since 1999 it has been the symbol of the Province of Turin.

More than a fort, it can be viewed as a barricade. Made up of several small forts, (San Carlo, Tre Denti, Sant’Elmo and Valli), powder magazines, medieval quarters that acted as a fortress, quarters for the troops, all connected by redoubts and powerful embrasures united by that admirable work that makes Fort Fenestrelle even more unique and fascinating: the covered stairway (about 4000 steps), excavated in an artificial tunnel of almost two kilometres.


It is on the parade ground of Fort San Carlo that all the most representative buildings of the defence complex overlook: the governor’s palace, the pavilion of the officers and the church. From the parade ground there also starts the long covered stairway connecting every part of the large fortress. Inside Fort San Carlo there are also three military quarters, the Santi’Ignazio powder magazine, the overhangs, the royal gateway and many other buildings used as depositories, laboratories, infirmaries and guardhouses.

Contacts
Via del Forte, 1, 10060 Fenestrelle (TO)

45.0338661, 7.0549295

Tariffs
  • € 15,00
    Full price
    "La passeggiata reale" (durata intera giornata),
  • € 5,00
    Full price
    "Alla scoperta del San Carlo" (durata 1 ora): biglietto unico 5 euro
  • € 8,00
    Reduced price
    "Un viaggio affascinante dentro le antiche mura" (durata tre ore),
    Aged 7-12
  • € 12,00
    Reduced price
    "La passeggiata reale" (durata intera giornata),
    Aged 7-12
  • € 10,00
    Full price
    UN viaggio affascinante dentro le mura (durata 3 ore)

From 01/01/2018 to 30/06/2019

  • Mon
    10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00
  • Tue
    Closed
  • Wed
    Closed
  • Thu
    10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00
  • Fri
    10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00
  • Sat
    10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00
  • Sun
    10:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 17:00
Negli orari di apertura è possibile accedere al cortile interno del forte, al Museo degli Animali Imbalsamati e al Museo III Reggimento Alpini.
Per visitare il forte è necessario prendere parte ad una visita guidata. La prenotazione è obbligatoria.

From 01/07/2019 to 31/08/2019

  • Mon
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Tue
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Wed
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Thu
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Fri
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sat
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
  • Sun
    09:00 - 13:00, 14:30 - 18:00
Reservation required.
Services
  • Refreshment Point
    Café des Forçat
  • Bookshop
Accessibility Services
Physical accessibility
Toilets
Cards and tourist objects
Free
(access with guided tours under reservation)