Fort Mattarello lies near to the town of Mattarello Italy, but the address in Google Maps reveres to Trento though. It is a little road through vineyards, a bit of searching and you will reach it.
Believe it or not, but when we reached the fort on top of the hill there was no construction site (most forstresses were on our trip in 2009). Unfortunately it was still closed. So I didn’t get near enough to get some shots of the place.It was part of the Alpine Wall, or Vallo Alpino as the Italian named it.
While I wasn’t in there, I still noticed it isn’t used for any purpose at this time. Nature is slowly taking back what belongs to her. Foliage fills up the anti tank / personnel ditch. The roof cover is torn off, the metal is laying all over the perimeter. I tried to take a picture through the keyhole in the front door. A spider made his web just behind it, my camera focused on the web instead of making a shot from the entrance.
The Fort had two batteries on the side, the upper and the lower battery.
The armament of the main building consisted of;
- 4 x 12 cm M 96 guns in armoured Casemates
- 2 x 15 M 80 armoured mortar in revolving domes
- 2 x 8 cm tank gun M 94 P under revolving tank domes
- 7 x 8 mm machine guns M 93
- 11 x 1 rifle feed
I made my way around the fort and took some pictures. It’s really hard to see through the leaves and trees. I put them in the photo section anyway.
Visit Fort Mattarello
The adress of Fort Mattarello is:
Strada dei Forti, 38123 Trento, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Strada dei Forti, Mattarello, Italy