Forte Marghera, Mestre

Venice has had a number of structures built, to give protection to the lagoon city.

Forte Marghera is one  these, built on the mainland between Mestre and Venice. Construction began in 1805, with the French and Austrians being the first architects.

A bird’s-eye view of part of the site is shown in this photo from the internet.

Forte Marghera

Fausto (Allogi Barbaria) had told me which bus to take, and so on, but as always, I made the short cut a long one. It was a nice day for a walk, and I finally arrived, in triumph, at the gates of the Forte.

The buildings are all in a varying state of disrepair, with the exception of the museum.

The guide inside the museum kindly allowed me to take photos. There were many examples of the weapons of war, and some poignant reminders that ordinary human beings were involved.

The ceiling of one the buildings:

The  grounds of the Forte are large, and lovely at this time of year.

No pissotta today, but with this toilet, it was “pull”, not “push”.



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4 responses to “Forte Marghera, Mestre

  1. It’s everywhere, taking over the world. I’ll have to find out what it is called in Italian ” il nastro anitra”, maybe???


  2. I’d like to go back with a guide who could paint a picture of the various stages of the use of this fort.


  3. Michelle Vaden

    You are having quite the adventures!


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