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Forte Vecchio

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  • Tommaso Vian

    Locally the Fort is better known as Forte Vecchio. Built on the remains of a pre-existing French fort, it was built by the Austrians in the second half of the nineteenth century (1845 - 1851) in order to control the lagoon area and the mouth of the port of Punta Sabbioni. Being placed at a safe distance from Venice, it was equipped with adequate anti-ship armament placed on the sea front, but it also had passive defense artillery towards the Venice lagoon. The main front on the west side facing the lagoon has two entrances: one facing a service field and the other, larger and more relevant because it has a portal and originally a drawbridge, facing an internal courtyard. During the Great War, two telemetry towers were built, one with a cylindrical base and the other with a quadrangular base, intended to sight the enemy and calculate the direction of the shot. Today Forte Treporti is partially inhabited and some sporting and cultural associations have found their headquarters in its premises.
    Source: book "The Fortifications - Fragments of war"

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    • June 28, 2021

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  • Easy
    00:51
    8.40 mi
    9.8 mph
    75 ft
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    10.7 mph
    50 ft
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    02:24
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    10.8 mph
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    50.2 mi
    11.4 mph
    325 ft
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    11.8 mph
    225 ft
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    20.1 mi
    8.6 mph
    150 ft
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    05:45
    61.8 mi
    10.7 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
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    05:08
    55.9 mi
    10.9 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
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Location: Cavallino-Treporti, Venezia, Veneto, Italy

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