The Lake Garda
The Serene farm holidays rises in the peaceful village of Pastrengo, between the peace of the morainic hills that render much characteristic this territory.
The several narrow lanes of campaign lend for pleasant walks to the discovery of the fortifications Austrians, of the Lake Garda, the ancient villas, of the courts, or simply of the quiet ones between the fields it cultivates to you.
Carica with the "Carabinieri" Police Officers
The country of Pastrengo is famous for the battles between Austrians and French in March of 1799, but also and above all for celebre the episode of Carica with the "Carabinieri" Police Officers.
The fact laughed them to the first war of Independence. The 30 you open them the 1848 II piemontese army corps, guided from general Gerbaix de Sonnaz, in being left over towards the Adige, attacked the Austrians, to the commando of general Wocher, decided to defense of Pastrengo. To the action Carl Alberto participated to the king personally. The king of Piemonte came saved from the capture just thanks to the police officers to horse of the greater Sanfront in loads that he dragged the rest of the Piemontesi troops, sweeping up in short the forces Austrians.
Still today, taking a walk on the hills in which it had place loads, can be seen a lapide that it remembers the episode. Every year this date is commemorated from a gathering and one rievocazione in costuni of age.
The earth of the fortress
In XIX the century, until the year the 1866 territory around Pastrengo it still did not make part of the Reign of Italy, but it was subject to the Austroungarico Empire.
The forts of Pastrengo were constructed between 1859 and 1861, after beyond a decade from the demand made to the Austrian General Staff from part for general Radetzky who had intuito the strategic importance of hills of Piovezzano and Pastrengo and of the control of the passage of the Adige to Pol. The intrenched field of Pastrengo was composed from the strong Degenfeld di Piovezzano, the three forts on the heights of Pastrengo (the strong Mount Bolaga or Benedeck, the strong Hill Pol or Nugent, and the strong Hill Croce or Leopold), and the optical telegraph. All these structures are found along a tracing of single 3 km online of air.
All the forts possessed the indispensable services to along employment, from a modern hydraulic system with sink to the stables for horses and mules, from the warehouses to the hygienic services, and accommodated everyone a ottantina of soldiers; they were armed with fifteen or so guns. To difference of close fort of Rivoli, these had to answer to the requirement to accommodate the new guns to striped cane, caratterizati from one longer throw and one better precision. Everyone of the four forts could act in connection with the others or independent way. The planner has tried to realize of the constructions that were single do not work them, but also elegant.
Pastrengo in truth in the years succeeded you to their construction never was not been involved directly in military actions. With the annexation of the Veneto to Italy in 1866, the intrenched field subsequently remained however active and immodificato also, garrisoned from Italian troops and equipped of 40 guns, until 1901, when the fortifications came dismesse.