Forte di Fuentes ruins, Colico, Como lakeForte di Fuentes ruins, Colico, Como lake

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    2.7 / 5
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    This spot is regionally famous Nati. Interesting and quite off the path!
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      Description ok
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      Yes, and you added a plan
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      Yes!
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      Yes!
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      Yep. You could maybe write a different article for the WW1 vestiges.
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The old ruins of a spanish fort, and the vestiges of a WW1 battery, lost on a hill with dense vegetation.

My experience, Explo description: 

Built from 1603 by Spanish Governor Pedro Enriquez de Acevedo, Count of Fuentes, the fort aimed at facing the threatening neighbourgs in a strategical zone controlling the access to the Como lake.

The fort was 300m long and 125m large, with a U shaped building, where were located the guards, the Governor palace, a church, a mill, a bakery, a few water tanks and underground storage facilities.

The fort has slightly been restored. The ambience is very green, with a nice view on the lake and the mountains.

My personal recommendations: 

For WW1 amateur, you can walk 2 min to the northern side of the fort to see the vestiges of a WW1 artillery battery.

How getting there: 

The fort is located 1,5km north-east from Colico city center. Cross the railtrack and go east. You might see some signs leading to the fort.

A tip to eat: 

Take a pic nic!

A tip to sleep: 

Sleep in Colico or on the Como lake shores.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

All day long!

Visit duration: 

1 hour.

Entry fees: 

Free!

Contact: 

ASSOCIAZIONE FORTE DI FUENTES
Via Dei Ciacc nº4
23823 COLICO (LC)
e-Mail: assfuentes [at] vis [dot] it