The military Fort Venini in Oga was erected in the defense of the main alpine passes of the Alta Valtellina, and was built between 1908 and 1914 in the village of Dossaccio. The fort’s structure is decidedly massive and includes four armoured domes in steel where there were the cannons, that thanks to the particular orientation east-west, could rotate and defend all the valleys and the passes potentially subject to danger from the enemy.References:
Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.
Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.
Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.