Walk of Peace

Welcome on the Walk of Peace

A Story of War and Peace
When you embark on the journey from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea you will be immediately embraced by a feeling of peace which was not always palpable along the banks of the rivers of Soča and Piave on the territory of Slovenia and Italy. The flows of history and these two rivers are turbulent and unpredictable, which makes the war heritage that left a permanent mark on the people, the landscape and the world impossible to ignore. A century after World War I, we link more than 300 monuments into a unique, over 500 kilometres-long the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail. We strive to slow down the pace of time and invite visitors to relaxation or reflection. Places, once marked by the horrors of war, stand today as memorials and reminders, and with the Walk of Peace, they are spreading the message of peace, collaboration and friendship among nations.

Hiking

Hiking in nature

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is ideal for hikers since it runs through picturesque places where it is possible to stay overnight, to relish local cuisine and experience today's vibes. High-mountain trails, macadam roads along the River Soča, former mule tracks, trails crossing meadows on the Kras and winding among the vineyards in the Brda Hills offer a great variety of hiking challenges and reward hikers with wonderful views from the Alps to the Adriatic.

Cycling

Cycling Tours

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is in many sections greatly admired by cyclists because it offers challenging ascending and dynamic distance trails. Demanding ascents and adrenaline descents at the beginning of the trail and comfortable winding among the vineyards of the Brda and Collio Hills, across the Kras and to the littoral part with Trieste at the end are an award for everyone who enjoys the wind in their hair

Families

Family Trips

Visiting the less demanding sections of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is an excellent idea for family rambling through history and in nature. Outdoor museums and well-kept caves offer children exciting explorations and time travels. At several locations along the Walk it is still possible to find alpine pastures with grazing livestock and hospitable tourist farms which are perfectly suited for active family holidays.

History

War Heritage & Memory

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is a real treat for lovers of military history. For all those who were affected by the Great War through their ancestors it offers an opportunity to understand their forefathers' fate. On special sites of remembrance one can find peace and reconciliation. The Walk renders possible an in-depth research both to enthusiasts and experts.

Groups

Organised Visits for Groups

Diverse contents of the Walk of Peace are combined into attractive programmes which are interesting for organized groups of visitors. Elementary and secondary schoolchildren explore the Isonzo Front on authentic locations and thus enrich their knowledge. Major points of interest are also accessible by bus.

Walk of Peace Top Experiences

A Guided Hiking Tour along the Walk of Peace

The space of adventure, memory, and a journey through the incredible history of World War I.

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Outdoor Museum Kolovrat

The Story of War and Peace in the Arms of Nature

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Outdoor Museum Sabotin

The Park of Peace

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Park of Peace Cerje

Retracing the Footsteps of a WW1 Soldier

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The Natisone Valleys

The Rear of Friuli and the Front from the Isonzo to the Piave

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Gorizia and Carso isontino

The Scene of the Great Isonzo Battles

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Trieste and its Kras

Austro-Hungarian Rear Areas

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The Pisani and Amalfi Batteries

Military Infrastructures in Cavallino ‒ Treporti

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News & Events

New promotional material and video

Within the Interreg V-A Italy‒Slovenia WALKofPEACE project, new promotional brochures and a video have been published. Embark on an exploration of history and unveil the heritage of World War I.

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Three treasure-troves of remembrance along the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail

Take advantage of a special offer and get up to 20% discount on visiting the other two museums if first visiting one of the three! The campaign includes the Kobarid Museum, the Park of Peace Sabotin and the Monument of Peace Cerje.

Date January–December 2022

Visit World War I Sites in Friuli Venezia Giulia

A full calendar of guided tours and excursions for those who want to explore the area in the company of experienced guides.

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