The remains of an heavily fortified border
The area between Testa d’Alpe and Monte Toraggio, often simply referred to as “Gouta”, has a remarkable naturalistic value thanks to its forest of Gouta-Testa d’Alpe.
Between the first and second world war, the area became one of the most fortified in all the Alps, forming the Sottosettore V / A Muratone.
Some hangar-like constructions, made of thick concrete capable to withstand possible enemy attacks, served as a shelter for the personnel and stored weapons for cannons under control of Guardia alla Frontiera, the military department in charge of defending the border with France.
These buildings were positioned slightly behind the defense line, by the military road.
Testo a cura di Claudio Cecchi , immagini di Nicola Ferrarese.