The heritage of the Isonzo Front could not have been presented to visitors without the efforts of enthusiasts who passionately collected and listed the remains they found in places where a hundred years ago the famous battles were fought. For several decades the locals, often quite by chance, used to discover what had remained from World War I: an unexploded shell in the backyard, an underground cave or a hidden letter. Many of them were curious about where and how their forefathers had fought. The collectors’ endeavours grew into valuable museum collections that stimulated the care for preservation and renovation of the Isonzo Front heritage. Together they present stories about soldiers of many nationalities, about their combat and daily life in war.
The private collection, titled A Farewell to Arms 1915–1917 unveils diverse objects found on the front lines of World War I in the Bovec area. Among the most interesting ones are a Japanese bayonet, a pocket watch with a silver coin and machine guns.
Follow the main road Kobarid–Bovec. When you get to the centre of Bovec, turn left towards the church, but before you reach the church, turn left again, for the hamlet of Klanc.
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Visiting the private collection is possible by prior arrangement.