Forte Richelieu

Genoa, Italy

Rising on the Camaldoli hills at 415 metres above sea level, this fort owes its name to Cardinal Armand du Plessis de Richelieu, who defended the city during the siege of 1746-47. Built in the 18th century, it was later renovated in the 19th century.

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Founded: 1747-1809
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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