Forte Begato

Genoa, Italy

Fortified with angular bastions around a central courtyard and supported by a broad embankment, this mighty fort complex was built between 1818 and 1831 by the Savoy Corps of Engineers. It was able to house 840 soldiers and 41,000 kilos of ammunition in its gunpowder magazine; it also had 1500 square meters of storehouses.

Renovation was carried out between the late 20th century and the early 21st century, subsidised by the European Union.

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Founded: 1818-1831
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.visitgenoa.it

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Chiara Lauricella (13 months ago)
It was really nice to see it open. Great opportunity
Snerp Z (2 years ago)
Nice View over the city, but not much to see in terms of the castle..
Rida Koussaille (3 years ago)
Welcoming location for Easter's snack, large indoor lawn and stunning views. Certainly improved from the point of view of conservation, applauding the volunteers. Go there, when it opens ... Unfortunately, the possibility of accessing it is not very frequent, but do not miss the chance!
emdjed islem (3 years ago)
What a wonderful castle.
Alex Lind (4 years ago)
View is spectacular, but unfortunately like most of the area people have not shown respect to the old buildings. Trash and graffiti are a problem in the city and this area. Still worth the trip. Pretty solid mtn biking trails.
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