• Trekking

  • Speleologia carsica

  • Speleologia urbana

  • Storia ed archeologia sotterranea

  • Ricerche

LogIn

Who is online

We have 201 guests and no members online

Statistics

Users
72
Articles
1760
Articles View Hits
2754212

User Rating: 5 / 5

Star ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar ActiveStar Active
 

Translated Jeff Matthews

This is a a battery situated in the open air or in a casemate, hidden by the orillion and positioned in the sunken flank of the bastion. Its purpose was to flank the curtain wall and the adjacent bastion front and to control the area in front of the ditch. It was connected by tunnels and galleries to the internal spaces of the bastion. In modern fortifications it is a casemate separate from the main body of a fortification, generally equipped with machine guns and rapid-fire artillery, and situated in a single line against enemy fire. The traditore could be positioned at the entrance or could be positioned to control an especially delicate section around the fort. Fort Busa di Verla, built by the Austrians at the beginning of the 20th century on the high plateau of Vezzana was equipped with a traditor armed with two cannons, each 80 mm model 9.

references:

Padovan Gianluca (ed. ), Archaeology of the Subsoil. Lectures and studies of artificial cavities. British Archaeological Reports, International Series 1416, Oxford 2005.

Basilico Roberto et alii, Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities. Part 1. (Including introductory comments and a classification), B.A.R. International Series 1599, Oxford 2007.

Gianluca Padovan (Associazione S.C.A.M. – Federazione Nazionale Cavità Artificiali)

Click on images to enlarge


Bastione (Borgatti M., La fortificazione permanente

Please login to comment
  • No comments found

Take A Quick Photo Visit Beneath Naples!

THE SUBSOIL OF NAPLES - English translation of rare book on Naples Underground finished

Best image

News from Abroad

All published content, unless otherwise indicated, is subject to the Creative Commons license
The site www.napoliunderground.org is updated irregularly and thus is not to be considered a newspaper or editorial product as defined by law n.62 of March 7, 2001
Napoli Underground (NUg) is an independent organization concerned solely with exploring, researching, educating and informing; it is not connected with any of the many associations that serve tourism and/or provide guided tours of our city.

 

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
View e-Privacy Directive Documents