The Napoleonic Fort and the Historical Commemoration of the Portonovo Battle | Le Marche another Italy |

Every year in May, Portonovo bay plays host to the Historical Porto Nuovo 1811 Commemoration; unfortunately, the 2012 edition of the historical Portonovo Battle Commemoration will not take place because of organizational problems, due to further commitments organizing Committee and its historical groups have to honour (this news received by Dott. Franco Sestilli, President of the Porto Nuovo 1811 Organizing Committee).

In the splendid Portonovo bay, and far few metres from the sea, rises an impressive military building, a show that you cannot miss: it is the Napoleonic Fort, a rare example of coast fortification.

The Fort has been built up in 1810 during Napoleonic Italian Reign by General Beauharnais as to defend the Ancona southern side, preventing the landing of English fleet ships that looked protection into the bay and water supplies near the spring of Portonovo.... Read the full article