The forts and castles

“Forts and Castles along Via Alpina”, that is, discovering the places where history and events animated the mountains of the alpine arc because of their ancient defensive function towards enemies coming from the other side of the border. Throughout the centuries man built a series of defensive installations of a high architectural level, which masterly exploited what alpine Nature already offered him: rocky spurs, impervious summits and narrow gorges. Fortifications have nowadays often become museums of themselves, converted from war theatres into witnesses of peace, from places of fear into moments for rediscovering history, with exhibitions and museums often linked to the mountains in a strong manner.