Forte Sperone

Genoa, Italy

Forte Sperone is the heart of Genoa's 19th-century fortifications, located right at the apex of the 'Mura Nuove' (new walls) from 1630, which to this day take the shape of mighty ramparts nestled in the hills behind the city centre.The fort's main entrance, with the Savoy coat of arms above it, is protected by a moat and a heavy gate that was once connected to a drawbridge via two chains; other important architectural elements include a well-preserved gunpowder magazine, located in the lower part of the fort, central barracks with large rooms, and a beautiful little chapel attached to the complex.

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Via del Peralto 13, Genoa, Italy
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Founded: 1747
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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www.visitgenoa.it

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Javithali Syedisaq (2 years ago)
Location is quite Good , easy pathway to reach , Nice to hang out with group
Vyacheslav Zharinov (2 years ago)
It's not possible to get inside. The forts are closed for visitors.
Vladimir Tatarinov (2 years ago)
Cool place for peoples who wants to discover a new thing
Jonathan Spencer (2 years ago)
Closed. No information about this until you climb all the way up.
Dj Fil (2 years ago)
Not maintained... wonderful views
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