|Forte di Exilles|
|Elevator up from the parking area to the fortress|
| Calvary Courtyard of Exilles Fortress|
The history of the Fortress is long and first dates back to 1155 when there was only a small portion of all that came later. The official website lays out the history and is quite a fascinating read. You can access it here, Forte di Exilles.
There also is a guide on the web site, of the different routes and artfully presented depictions of the various periods down through the centuries. I was particularly struck by the thoughtful approach to a subject matter that can be rather grim and colorless. The displays were a fine misture and wide range of multi media source.
You'll find displays of military uniforms and stone sculptures of soldiers and scaled models of the various stages the fortress has acquired over the years. The window views are enticing and serve to remind you, how many a soldier, had, most likely, looked out of these same windows with incredible longing, no doubt.
|Lost in the Fog|
|Part of the Royal Battery|
|2006 Olympic torch and prototypes|
|The games on display|
|View up the Susa valley, towards France from under the roof of the fortress|