Subjects :Strong Montecchio North is located on the eastern shore of Lake Como in the hills in the immediate vicinity of Colico. It 'a fort built just before the First World War between 1912 and 1914. Its purpose was to defend a possible breakthrough Austro-Hungarian Empire from the Stelvio pass or through the Swiss Confederation. The war then was carried out far from the front and the structure has remained completely unused for the duration of the conflict. It played no role even during the Second World War, except for an incident in April of '45, in fact they were fired from the cannon shots that have shut down, while not having the slightest hit, a column in the Nazi retreat to Switzerland. The column was the one that had been stopped just before by partisans in Dongo, resulting in the capture of Mussolini.I main subjects are the four towers with cannons, surrounded by a panoramic setting very pleasant, lake and mountains. But the interesting shots can be made within the same towers along the walkways in the dorms and in the control room.
Recommended equipment :Short focal lengths from fish, for the most imaginative short to medium-telephoto shooting more documentative. Even a stand can be helpful. The interior lighting is not great, but not impossible.
Best months :The fort is not always open, the openings are on Saturdays and Sundays from April to November, best to consult the site before.
How to get there :The convenient train to Colico (LC), (train that can be taken in central Milan) and then a few minutes walk to a slight ascent.
Visits :You pay the ticket, fares and much more visit the website.
Notes :Particularly helpful and friendly guys who act as guides inside.