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Provincial Road 39

Historical Museum of the Permanent Fortification of the Strait of Messina

Monte Gallo in Larderia
Forte Cavalli It was part of the fortification system called Forti Umbertini. Initially known as Battery Gallo dal Monte in sui is found, subsequently the Battery was named after gen. Giovanni Cavalli. Inside there is the exhibition of the "Permanent fortifications of the strait" is the largest cannon in Italy.

Forte Cavalli is home to the "Historical Museum of the Permanent Fortification of the Strait of Messina", created with the collaboration of the Bonino-Pulejo Foundation and the contribution of the Department of Culture, Tourism and Entertainment of the Municipality of Messina and inaugurated on 11 May 2003.

The path of the Museum, starting from the general's important ballistic studies Giovanni Cavalli, inventor of cannon rifling, through the rooms of the fort, tells the story of the defense of the Strait from the post-unification period to World War II through iconographic tables and objects belonging to the structure.

The Museum offers the opportunity to learn about a forgotten piece of history of the city of Messina and young people, in particular, have the opportunity to "touch" the history studied in books, through the films of the Istituto Luce, the bombs of plane crashes on the city and the ration cards necessary to receive bread and soup during the Second World War. (Source site of the Museum)

Link to the museum website: http://www.fortecavalli.it/museo.php

Card insertion: Ignazio Caloggero

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Information contributions: Ignazio Caloggero, Web 

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