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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Arjan Lenoir (2 years ago)
Seems to be closed permanently for public. We were there on Sunday August 7th and the gate was locked, no signs, no staff.
olan enreekez (2 years ago)
Fantastic view of Genova …
rachel Y Dos (4 years ago)
From Righi if you want to have a long walk. Start from this fortress walking the down the pathway all the way to Forte Sperone, Forte Puin, Forte Fratello Minore, the ruins of Forte Fratello Maggiore and finally to Forte Diamante going down to the Baita of Diamante and the taking via delle farfalle to go back from your starting point?⛰️⛰️⛰️ breathtaking but worth it ⛰️⛰️⛰️
Chiara Lauricella (5 years ago)
It was really nice to see it open. Great opportunity
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