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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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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Mount Sabotino

Mount Sabotino

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  Mt. Sabotino This mountain above Gorizia was, due to its strategic position above the Soča, an important Austro-Hungarian bridgehead on the right bank of the river. In the 6th Isonzo Battle in August 1916 the Italian Army conquered Mt. Sabotin, which made the conquest of Gorizia possible. The mountain is crisscrossed with a system of trenches and caves which were built by both the Austro-Hungarian and the Italian armies when they fortified their positions. Its position makes Mt. Sabotin a place of splendid views, also suitable for the cyclists. The view reaches to Mt. Sveta Gora, Mt. Škabrijel, the Vipava valley, the Kras, the Friuli lowland, the Goriška Brda area and the Julian Alps. Because of its turbulent history and natural attractions it is an important tourist destination in…
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Mount San Michele

Mount San Michele

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  Mt. San Michele The heights of Monte San Michele dominated the Carso battlefield on the north-eastern frontier between Italy and Austria-Hungary.  The Italians attempted to take the hills five times between June 1915 and August 1916 until they were finally successful in the 6th Battle of the Isonzo. They were forced to give them up in November 1917 during the retreat following the Battle of Caporetto.   Read everything about hte battle of San Michele in our blog: Monte San Michele (part 1 of 3) Monte San Michele (part 2 of 3)
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