Mount Brestovec

Mount Brestovec

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  Mount Brestovec The gun tunnel of Mt. Brestovec was dug below the summit of this height between January and August 1917. Inside, eight 149mm guns were installed, pointed at the Comeno Karst, divided into four groups in order to obtain a broader shooting range. Today, this spectacular military installation has been cleaned and restored, so visitors can admire the structure and understand its use. Even more significant is the creation, inside the tunnel, of an imaginary narrative, combining the recounts of an Italian and an Austro-Hungarian soldier. The posts along the main tunnel include a number of metal panels showing the events that led to the construction of this tunnel and, more generally, the Great War on the Karst. The first station shows the movements of the frontlines between…
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Ossuary of Oslavia

Ossuary of Oslavia

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  Ossuary of Oslavia The Ossuary of Oslavia was built on Height 153 of Mt. Calvario in 1938, designed by Roman architect Ghino Venturi. The monument was created by the fascist regime to accommodate the remains of the soldiers who fell in different battles fought around Gorizia and Tolmin (now part of Slovenia) during the Great War. The Ossuary lies on a triangular area and includes four towers, one for each vertex of the complex plus a central tower. Inside each tower are the burial niches of the fallen soldiers, all along the walls, for a total of around 20 thousand names, including 138 Austro-Hungarian soldiers. The remaining 37 thousand unknown soldiers (including 539 foreigners) are instead buried inside three large ossuaries in the middle of the lateral towers. All…
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