Fort of Bard, a relic from the 19th century in Valle D’Aosta

Sep 15, 2021 251

BY: Paolo Melissi

The monumental complex of the Fort of Bard stands out on a rockypromontory towering over the town of Bard, in a strategic position, and the riviere Dora Baltea, in the Valle d’Aosta region.

Virtually untouched since the time when it was built, it represents one of the best examples of barrier fortress from the 1800. The fort, built in the XIX century by the Savoia nobility on the basis of a project designed by Francesco Antonio Oliviero, after being abandoned was restored and renovated in a conservative way and it has been open now for fifteen years. 

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