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Saint Tecla Fort, Genoa

Saint Tecla Fort - Genoa, Italy
Saint Tecla Fort
San Fruttuoso / Camaldoli, Genoa, Italy 16143Map
Neighborhood: S. Fruttuoso

This fortress was built at 180 meters (590 feet) above sea level in the mid-1700s, where previously sat a church, in order to block access from the Austrian enemies who came from east. In the 19th Century the French added a barrack and fortified the hold even further. You can admire Santa Tecla fortress only externally, but it is worth the trouble since it is one the few fortresses in Genoa which is still almost completely intact. In 1982, restoration of the fort commenced, therefore access is denied to the public, but walking up the hill one can reach the iron-bar gate surrounding the hold. You can get there, not without a little effort, by Salita Superiore, near San Martino Hospital, or by Via Camaldoli, near Don Orione College.

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