Fort Battery Umberto Masotto (Fort Umbertino)
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Fort Battery Umberto Masotto (Fort Umbertino)

LOCATION:
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DATING:
XNUMXth CENTURY
DESCRIPTION:
It was part of the fortification system called Forti Umbertini. The fort takes its name from general Umberto Masotto who died in the war in the battle of Adua. From the end of World War II until 1986 it was used by the Navy as a deposit; since then it has been in a state of neglect. Property included in the list of listed architectural heritage (DA 7520 of 09/11/99)

STRONG UMBERTINES
The Forts called Umbertini are so called because they were built during the reign of Umberto I of Savoy for the defense of the Strait. It is a system of fortifications that is part of a broader plan for the defense of peninsular Italy. Commissioned by the Minister of War Milon at the end of the 7th century. The Royal Decree of 12/1882/1128 n. XNUMX initiated the start of the procedures for the construction of these fortifications. The Umbertini Forts were scarcely used, also because they were not completely suitable for the new forms of attack with the arrival of the planes, still not present as much as the fortifications were conceived and designed. Strong followers fall within the territory of Messica: Mangialupi, Masotto, Monte dei Centri, Campone, Cavalli, Ferraro, Ogliastri, Petrazza, San Jachiddu, Shiaffino, Serra La Croce, Dinnamare, Spuria, Menaja Crispi.

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