Carved on the entrance portal of this military fortification you can see a symbolic high relief: giants portrayed in the act of throwing rocks against the sea. In this Battery, named after the patriot and general Carlo Alberto Radaelli, the “giants” were however 4 revolving cannons positioned on low armored domes.
Today the Radaelli Battery has been reconverted for tourist and commercial uses, but in the past it initially became a depot for materials of a nearby German anti-aircraft battery and then also a place of military and civil detention. It is now part of a tourist village and can be visited as part of the Cavallino Treporti museum.
TIMETABLE FOR THE RADAELLI VISITS:
The Radaelli Battery opening times are as follows:
Monday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. *
Friday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
* Battery Dinners: “Attractions and culinary delights”
Years of Construction: 1909 – 1914
Address: Via Carlo A. Radaelli 7, loc. Ca’ Ballarin, Cavallino-Treporti (VE)
GPS coordinates: 45° 27′ 34.48″ N, 12° 30′ 35.53″ E