Built in 1878 by the British, Fort Rinella was the most technologically advanced war machine of its day. Powered by coal-fired steam driven hydraulics it could fire its monstrous 100-ton gun every six minutes, sending a one-ton shell up to a distance of eight miles to pierce no less than 21 inches (65cm) of ship armour.
Your tour begins with a hotel pickup around 1:30 p.m. Once you're picked up, relax on the drive over to the fort for this 3.5-hour tour. Combining lively historical re-enactments with expert commentary, this tour offers you an insight into the life of a late 19th century Victorian garrison in this coastal fort. You can witness the operation of the huge cannon, which was how the fort was defended and how communications were maintained. Plus you are given the opportunity to actually fire a cannon. (English Commentary on demand)