Via del Forte, 1, 10060 Fenestrelle TO, Italy
The fort of Fenestrelle is Europe’s biggest fortified structure and the largest walled construction after the Great Wall of China. A stone colossus that extends for about five kilometers along the hills of the Val Chisone and covers a height difference of almost 700 meters. Fenestrelle Fortress was intended to serve as an impenetrable barrier for Italy in the eighteenth century. It is now one of the major attractions in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.
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Piedmont is a region in northwest Italy, one of the 20 regions of the country. It borders the Liguria region to the south, the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions to the east, and the Aosta Valley region to the northwest; it also borders Switzerland to the northeast and France to the west. It has an area of 25,402 km2 making it the second-largest region of Italy after Sicily and a population of 4,322,805 as of 30 June 2020. The capital of Piedmont is Turin.