Search CommunityWalk:


Poggio Grande's Fortress

Category: Sightseeing

Used in the following map:


Strong Poggio Grande is part of the "Barrage of Zuccarello" obstacle to enemy troops in the area of Albenga. The battery of Poggio Grande was built in 1897 on the tops of the Two Brothers (802 m). The plan of the polygonal structure is completely surrounded by a moat and walls covered slope. At the center of a square with strong stone for the artillery emplacements separated by crossbars covered with grass. The local proceeds from the cross, was used as a warehouse for ammunition. The barracks itself is at the center of the esplanade, but at a lower level, thus remaining defense against cross holding the upper plateau. The façade is characterized by brick arches at the entrances to the premises