100 years after the end of the First World War, the profound signs that the great conflict left on the territory and on the collective memory of the people can still be perceived along what was the Italian-Austrian front. The immobility of the opposing lines of the two opposing armies made it possible to create articulated defensive systems, sometimes monumental, which still today strongly mark the places of the war: in the ground, in the toponymy, in the buildings. Such assumptions provide the ideal substratum for developing landscape archeology work, which, given the wealth of sources, can often be associated with a close chronicle of events.
This volume proposes a study of the defensive works built by the Royal Italian Army in the territory of Malcesine, using archival sources, mainly found at the Historical and Cultural Institute of the Arma del Genius and an iconographic repertoire of the time (for the more unpublished) relating to the places object of the study. The use of tools specific to archaeological research, such as: the topographical positioning of the evidence, the survey and the virtual reconstruction of artifacts, has offered a methodological approach that guarantees the acquisition and scientific recording of information relating to a heritage often destined for an inexorable degradation