San Jachiddu Fort in Messina

San Jachiddu Fort in Messina

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 Via San Jachiddu - Messina (ME)

Forte San Jachiddu di Messina rises in the north-central area of ​​the city and represented one of the six Umbertine batteries placed to control and defend the port and the city. It stands on a relief from which the gorge front of the Ogliastri fort below is controlled.
The Umbertine fort of San Jachiddu, trapezoidal in shape, is symmetrical, with a drawbridge entrance, with the caponier controlling the left side of the moat. The structure consists of three floors connected by two ramps, both central, and other internal and external stairs. On the ground floor there is the logistics part and the warehouses. Six circular shapes for howitzers are still visible in the combat embankment, it is an artillery firearm, with relative fixing pins. Today the fort is often the site of various kinds of events.

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