Mount Calvario / Podgora

Mount Calvario / Podgora

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  Mt. Calvario / Podgora Along the two kilometres uphill leading to the summit of Mt. Calvario, if you look carefully through the vegetation, you will be able to spot some trenches dug by soldiers during the war. The most visible is the one on the dirt road right on the top, excavated by the 24th Diggers Division after August 1916. Park your car in the esplanade and walk for 5 minutes to the Memorial stone dedicated to the Julian volunteers who fell on this hilltop. The four sides of the stone are engraved with the names of these Italian soldiers, who were considered traitors by the Austro-Hungarians and were killed in 1915 during an assault against the Habsburg defence lines. If you continue driving, after a few minutes you…
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Kostnica s Cerkvijo Sv. Antona / Sacrario dei Caduti di Caporetto

Kostnica s Cerkvijo Sv. Antona / Sacrario dei Caduti di Caporetto

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  Cerkev Svetega Antona Padovanskega / Sacramento de Caduti di Caporetto The military memorial Caporetto or Saint Anthony's sanctuary is an Italian military memorial located in Kobarid, Slovenia; It houses the remains of Italian 7014 killed during the First World War. Built by the Italian state, which belonged to that region, the sanctuary was completed in September 1938 and was opened by the head of the government of time, Benito Mussolini. It was built on the hill Gradic designed by the sculptor Giannino Castiglioni and the architect Giovanni Greppi north of the city of Kobarid, taking the remains of Italian soldiers by the military cemeteries in the area, including those of Bovec. Under the 7014, known as 1748, they were collected in six graves on either side of the middle…
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Kremenjak Hill

Kremenjak Hill

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  Kremenjak Kremenjak, a hill with a scenic view and some memories from the Great War era. Gives you a beautiful view of the Karst region where part of the 12 battles of the Isonzo are fought. You can see all the way from Mt. Hermada, along Monfalcone to Redipuglia and Mt. San Michele.   IBT PRogram Research 2017 [ngg src="galleries" ids="1" display="basic_thumbnail"]   IBT Program Research 2019 [ngg src="galleries" ids="11" display="basic_thumbnail"]
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Mount Hermada

Mount Hermada

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  Mt. Hermada The open-air Museum of Mt. Ermada offers a chance to discover the Austro-Hungarian defensive line fortified in September 1916 following the Sixth Battle of the Isonzo. The Italian victory had forced the Habsburg Imperial Army to abandon the high ground around Monfalcone and move to this area around the Karst surrounding Trieste. The choice of settling at Mt. Ermada and the surrounding hilltops was not random, but rather driven by strategic and practical reasons. From here, in fact, you could control both the Valley of Brestovizza (Brestovica Dol, now part of Slovenia) and the passage to Trieste, the Habsburg town claimed by the Italians. The sinkholes, the passages between the rocks and the natural caves of the Karst Plateau perfectly adapted to the needs of the Great…
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Kobarid Historical Trail

Kobarid Historical Trail

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  Kobarid Historical Trail The trail connects placesThe Kobarid historical trail (arhiv www.dolina-soce.com) around Kobarid where important historical, cultural and natural monuments can be seen. The trail is 5 km long, and the tour takes three to five hours. KOBARID, one of the most renowned historical places in Slovenia, was already inhabited in the Hallstat period and prospered in the Roman period. The town is mainly known for the aftermath of the Battle of Kobarid in October 1917, which placed Kobarid on the world map. During the Second World War, Kobarid was the centre of the liberated territory, called the Kobarid Republic. Nearby is an important late Antiquity mountain settlement called Tonocov Grad. The Kobarid Museum presents the story of these historical events and in 1993 it received the Council…
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Solkan Bridge

Solkan Bridge

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  Solkan Bridge The Solkan Bridge (Slovene: Solkanski most, Italian: Ponte di Salcano) is a 219.7-metre (721 ft) arch bridge over the Soča River near Nova Gorica in western Slovenia (by railway terminology it is a viaduct). With an arch span of 85 metres (279 ft), it is the longest stone bridge among train bridges built of stone blocks. It holds the record as later construction technology used reinforced concrete to build bridges. It was originally built in the time of the Secession, between 1900 and 1905, and officially opened in 1906. The bridge was designed by the architect Rudolf Jaussner and engineer Leopold Örley, initially with an 80 m stone arch. The bridge was built by the Viennese construction company Brüder Redlich und Berger between 1904 and 1905. In…
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Mount Sei Busi / Dolina dei 500

Mount Sei Busi / Dolina dei 500

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  Mt. Sei Busi Fortified Line of Mt. Sei Busi Linea Fortificata del Monte Sei Busi Around the hilltop of Mt. Sei Busi, visitors can observe a section of the so-called "Large Italian trench", a massive fortified defensive line that used to run from Mt. San Michele to the area of Selz, Doberdò del Lago and Monfalcone. Its construction was ordered by Luigi Cadorna, who intended to block counter-attacks of the Austro-Hungarian army. After some early excavations, the Trench was reinforced with pre-stressed concrete between autumn 1916 and spring 1917. However, it proved useless during the Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo: the Third Army rapidly abandoned it indeed, following the offensive of the Austro-Hungarians on the Upper Isonzo and their incursion into the Natisone Valleys, in order to avoid encirclement.…
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Sveta Gora / Holy Mountain

Sveta Gora / Holy Mountain

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  Sveta Gora Sveta Gora ; Italian: Monte Santo di Gorizia) is a settlement in western Slovenia in the Municipality of Nova Gorica. It encompasses Holy Mount (Slovene: Sveta gora), above the Soča Valley and southwest of the Banjšice Plateau. History In May 1917 Sveta Gora was the scene of heavy fighting between Austrian and Italian forces. Sveta Gora became an independent settlement in 2006, when its territory was administratively separated from the territory of Solkan and Grgar.
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Gorjansko WW1 Cemetery

Gorjansko WW1 Cemetery

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  Gorjansko WW1 Cemetery The Austro-Hungarian cemetery from World War I is situated next to the village cemetery in Gorjansko by the regional road which leads to Klanec and Brestovica. At the military cemetery are buried soldiers of Austro-Hungarian army of various nationalities, who fell in the years 1915-1917 on the Isonzo front. This is the largest cemetery of the Austro-Hungarian army for soldiers lost in the Isonzo Front. As far as 10,000 soldiers of different nationalities are buried here. The cemetery has kept its original design, which blends in with the Karst landscape. IBT Program research Februari 2013 [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="5" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show slideshow]" template="/home/isonzo/www/html/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/ngglegacy/view/gallery.php" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]  
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Cerje Memorial Monument

Cerje Memorial Monument

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  Cerje Monument to the defenders of the Slovenian standing on a top Cerje on the western edge of the karst plateau, which opens a wide view of the northern Adriatic Sea, Friuli, Dolomite, Julian Alps, Vipavsko Valley. The initiative for setting up this monumental memorial for all those who have fought in this area and fell, resulting in a patriotic organization TIGR. Location and content design memorials are carefully thought out. Monument to sedemetažni is designed as a tower or fort that connects the past with the future with its content. In seven floors, the visitor can walk through different periods in Slovenian history, landmark times - from prehistory to periods of world wars, the war for independence from Slovenia to the last floor with a panoramic platform, which…
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