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 by guided tours without a reservation (visits start at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.).
A striking, expertly restored treasure from the Great War in the Valle del Chiese.
Opening and closing times
Access only with guided tours at 10.00 am | 2.00 pm | 4.00 pm.
We recommend mountain clothing suitable for the season and climate, trekking or sports footwear. Visits are made for groups of up to 15 people. Access to the fort is only allowed with a guide. Visitors under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Pets are not allowed inside the fort.
SPECIAL EVENTS: Evening visits to Forte Corno: evening guided tours (h 21.00) on 19/07 | 09/08 | 23/08 (reservation required on 0465 901217). Cost: €7.00 including boarding by shuttle bus from the centre of Praso, free for children up to 10 years old or with a Trentino Guest Card.
Friday 04/08. Concert in Forte Corno "Like the mountains". 6.30 pm, guided tour of Forte Corno, admission €5.00, free for children under 10 and with a Trentino Guest Card. 19.30, aperitif with tasting of typical local products. 8.30 pm, performance by the group Le Rocce Rosse (a pop/rock reinterpretation of the songs of the mountain). Active hop-on hop-off service by shuttle bus (by reservation on 0465 901217) from Praso from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm, at a cost of €2.00. Other ways to climb the fort: 1) on foot along the road starting from the town of Praso (about 1 h); 2) on foot along the path starting from the town of Praso (about 1 h); 3) on foot along the path that connects Forte Larino to Forte Corno (about 1 and a half h).
RATE € 5.00 FULL. Free under 12 and with the Trentino Guest Card. Group offer €4.00 per person (min. 20 people). 20% discount, on the full price, for Rocca d 'Anfo Voucher holders.