The World War I Museum: the V. Pisani Battery

The Museum Pisani aims to enhance the Great War’s.
"Give future to the past", because in places of peace, our stories and testimonies of war might gain an even deeper meaning. 

The Pisani Battery has undergone a conservative restoration ended in 2017. Returned to the citizenry, the Battery has been set up with the aim of making it accessible for tourists and citizens alike.

The project “Via dei Forti”- born from the awareness that our territory is rich in historical evidences - has the aim of enhancing the history of the locality linked to the Great War. A place of history and culture that includes, in the 13 km of coast, about 200 fortifications among telemetric towers, bunker, powder magazines and war shelters.

Its construction dates back to 1909-1912. It was named after the Supreme Venetian Commander who defeated the Genoese fleet, in the War of Chioggia, in 1380. The Battery was active during the Great War. As for the other coastal batteries, it was connected by the Decauville, a narrow-gauge railway. The Pisani Battery was more lightly armed than the Amalfi Battery, its howitzers had a shorter range and it was of 19th century concept, therefore, it has not been used to face war in the front of the Lower Piave. During the Second World War it hosted an anti-aircraft artillery post and, after being abandoned, it was then occupied by civilian families, who left it, in the last decades of the nineteenth century.

Today the Vettor Pisani Battery is the heart of “Via dei Forti”: seat of a Museum and real incubator of cultural events.

Texts taken from the catalogue “Le Fortificazioni – Frammenti di Guerra”

  • Partner
  • Municipality of Cavallano Treporti
  • Via dei Forti
  • Veneto - Land of Venice
  • Venice Sands