Forte Strino on the Tonale road above Vermiglio, calls to mind the First World War.
Val di Sole and Trentino were, in that period, obedient subject of the Austrian and Hungarian emperor Franz Josef.
In May 1915 the war reached Val di Sole too. The voice of the cannon thundered among the glaciers of the Presena, Matteo and Cevedale.
In the mountain courage was more important than military strategies. It went down in history the Struggle of the San Matteo (3.684 m) on 3 September 1918, as the highest war.
Historians would invent the term White War, for those battles among rocks and ice. Austrian-Hungarian Forts in the Tonàle (Strìno, Mèro, Sacca- rana, Pozzi Alti) and in Pèio (Barbadifiór) garrisoned the strategic passages.
Nowadays the Forte Strìno has been restored and can be visited. It guess a permanent exhibition with didactic materials, pictures, uniforms, etc for all those who want to know the most tragic event of the Val di Sole. Worth is a vist to the little Museum of the White War At the Albergo Alpino in Vermiglio, supervised by Emilio Serra.