The Forte Marghera is – as you’ll already have guessed – an ancient fort (built in the 19th century) that played a significant role in the period of the Risorgimento – means the unification of Italy and therefore in the war against the Habsburg. (Alongside the Venetian coast – from Treporti to Chioggia – you’ll find about 50 of those forts.)
The ancient (and today pretty decayed) fort has no military use any more, but welcomes cultural and musical activities and events during summer when the streets and restaurants (for instance Gatto Rosso) are filled with numerous visitors of the concerts of local/national celebrities. In the “Baia” (bay) you’ll find tables, seats and sunbeds to chill out and enjoy the music (DJ) and some drinks (for a good price).
How to get there?
Bus 12,12B,12L from Piazzale Roma. Coming from Venice bus stop « Viale San Marco F.Marghera” immediately after the roundabout.
Adress: Via Forte Marghera
Piacere, mi chiamo Beatrice!
I grew up in the heart of the Alps, in Innsbruck, and decided in 2012 to move from the snowy Tyrolean peaks to the Venetian lagoon.
The travel-bug bit me during an Erasmus stay in France and so I decided after my University studies to start a backpack adventure through Canada.
After one year I said “good bye” to the American continent and moved to Venice (What you do for love!) and searched for a possibility to combine my passion for languages, travelling, culture and reading.
The solution? Four years ago I passed the governmental exam here in Italy to become a licensed tour leader and then a tour guide. Since then I’m guiding visitors through this fascinating city.