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“a castle worth the visit”
Review of Forte Belvedere

Forte Belvedere
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Lavarone
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

The visit to the castle includes a short walk amid trees which adds to its beauty. The castle itself is not particularly beautiful but the museum inside is worth the visit. So is the walk to and from which includes nice panoramas of the hills nearby the stunning Dolomite mountains in the far background.

Thank E571
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice and interesting place, recently renewed. I mostly liked the view and the wonderful walk to get there (I am not found of history)

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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

We decided to visit the fort whilst stopping in lake Garda and having an interest in ww1 and ww2 made the trip a no brainer. The journey up from the lower areas took a while as it is a fairly steep rd which needs a decent powered car to keep a nominal speed up, once we hit the top of the mountain the cloud swamped the views but within 10 minutes we were in the car park. It is around a 10 minute walk from the car park up a moderate slope and because of the cloud it suddenly appeared from nowhere like a set from a ghost story.
The fort is massive and has a labyrinth of passageways to take you to the outer gun placements, the main three story's are your typical military defensive build.
There are plenty of information boards and exhibits telling the tales from construction to the various different occupations over the length of the two world wars. Some items on display are a bit moving such as uniforms and personal items and the cold store and coffins for any soldiers killed on dutyis very harrowing. Will be back next time I'm in the area as there is a lot more to see on a clear day.

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Reviewed 19 February 2016

This Austrian fortress dates back to the "Grande Guerra" (World War I). The galleries and the structures of "Forte Belvedere" and the exhibition teach the harshness of war, and winter in the mountains between 1915 and 1918.

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect here but was an interesting place to visit. Stunning scenery surrounding the fort. 6€ per adult but they do have family option. You are given a brochure where you follow the numbered rooms.

Disappointed when the first option to listen to info about the fort was only available in Italian and German. Wouldn't take a lot to record it in English.

Some stories were very touching as taken from a true transcript from soldiers stationed there. An amazing engineering feat in creating such a fort.

A lot of areas very dark so it was hard to see some of the signs. Some video was not working correctly so we had a split screen when watching/listening to the history.

Lots of stairs so may not be suitable for some, although you could stay on one level. There is a lift that has been built to allow access to some areas for the disabled. Stairs can be steep so may be difficult with small children. Warning signs to say to hold their hands.

Lots of photos / displays with multiple languages: Italian, German and English.

Guided tours on request or as part of summer schedule.

Visit their official website which is interesting. I wished I had viewed it before the visit as a lot of the areas I saw would have made a lot more sense.

Only open selected months so check the website, although if closed the scenery walking up to fort is worth the walk.

There was a cafe there but not open when we visited. Tables and chairs outside just past entry so you could take your own snacks.

If you visit other museums (Fort Belvedere, Italian War History Museum of Rovereto, Luserna Documentation Centre and Base Tuono in Folgaria etc) you can get a discount but you need to get stamp on leaflet/receipt - as per the leaflet.

Thank jacquir99
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