Forte Belvedere

Forte Belvedere, Lavarone: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Forte Belvedere Reviews: 4.5/5

Forte Belvedere
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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JGandIG
Wigan, UK254 contributions
Well worth a visit.
Sep 2019
A huge complex. Very interesting with lots of displays in the rooms. Excellent views form the top. If you have a Trentino card, entry is free.
Written September 15, 2019
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PaulNorthYorkshire
North Yorkshire100 contributions
Fascinating
Aug 2019
Forte Belvedere gives a fascinating insight into the life of soldiers in the lead up, and the early years of WW1. The fort is now a museum, but still retains the feel of a building in use. The interior is not brightly lit so you can get a feel of what it would be like 100 years ago, the exhibits are not too numerous, but interesting, and the information boards are translated into English.
Some of the views from the fort are amazing, and a plus for us was the various paths back to Chiesa where we were staying, one of which takes you past trench remains and the remains of the fort's logistics centre.
There are good bus services throughout the area, and "Il Puffetta", road train will take you right to the entrance of the fort, and back if required, for only 4 Euro.
Definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Lavarone, and my wife is not usually a fan of museums.
Do not miss this if you visit Lavarone.
Written September 5, 2019
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Mike P
Johannesburg, South Africa33 contributions
Visit to Forte Belvedere
Jan 2019 • Friends
What an interesting fort of the WW1. The self guided tour gave an insight of life for the soldiers in the trenches and the war in the Highlands of Folgaria. Very disturbing, but a great lesson to all about what war is all about during that period.
Written January 6, 2019
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Johan V
Begijnendijk, Belgium184 contributions
Forte Belvedere
Aug 2018 • Family
Old fort from the 1st world war. You can easily spend 2h in this fort when you do the entire underground route
Written August 20, 2018
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eleighbrewer
Bristol, UK6 contributions
Fantastic WW1 Fort in a beautiful location
Jan 2018 • Couples
Our trip to Forte Belvedere was a highlight of our trip! We both enjoy visiting castles and old historical sites and this visit was really enjoyable. We visited in early January and, although it was quite snowy, the roads are really well cleared all the way to the Fort car park.
You can access most parts of the original fort, which involves lots of quite steep steps and climbs, along with narrow tunnel ways. This all adds to the experience of what it must have been like for the soldiers that inhabited the fort a hundred years ago!
We only had 1.5 hours but could have done with 2.5-3 hours for a full visit...lots of historical information to read (in Italian, German and English!!!). Also enjoyed the videos and sound effects that play throughout.
Well worth the visit if you like historical buildings and war artefacts.
Written January 2, 2018
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E571
Tirana, Albania37 contributions
a castle worth the visit
Jan 2017 • Family
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.
Written January 9, 2017
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Sarotti2003
Trento, Italy48 contributions
Austrian fortress in Northen Italy in the middle of the mountain
Jul 2016 • Family
Nice and interesting place, recently renewed. I mostly liked the view and the wonderful walk to get there (I am not found of history)
Written July 27, 2016
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oddbod1808
Blackpool, UK553 contributions
Spooky place in the clouds
Apr 2016 • Family
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.
Written April 20, 2016
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MauroT74
Trento8 contributions
a journey into history
Mar 2015 • Couples
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.
Written February 19, 2016
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jacquir99
Gold Coast, Australia153 contributions
Interesting museum
Oct 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.
Written November 3, 2015
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