Built between 1890 and 1892, the fort looms over Praso from a spur of rock at an altitude of 1,068 metres. It is well preserved and connected to the fortress on the valley floor by a scenic wartime track.
Of the five forts that once made up the “Sbarramento di Lardaro” (Lardaro blockade), three remain: Forte Larino to the south of Lardaro, Forte Corno in the municipality of Praso, and Forte Carriola in the Pieve di Bono area. Originally connected to each other through a network of walkways, trenches and tunnels, they made a formidable defensive system that dominated and controlled Valle del Chiese from above. Fort Corno has an exceptionally impressive structure in terms of military architecture. It contains 54 rooms - many of which have been exceptionally well-preserved - designed to house up to 160 soldiers. You can drive or walk there via the path from Fort Larino (the walk takes around 2 hours). It can only be visited as part of a guided tour (10:00, 14:00, and 16:00, no booking required).
A striking, expertly restored treasure from the Great War in the Valle del Chiese.
Opening and closing times
- June 18, 2022 - September 25, 2022
- Saturday, Sunday from 10:00 to 10:00 and from 14:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 16:00
- August 1, 2022 - August 19, 2022
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 to 10:00 and from 14:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 16:00