On the hill of Medea stands a monumental complex which symbolically commemorates soldiers who died in all wars. The monument symbolically leads men towards peace and fraternity. The monument which covers 1,550 square metres was finished in just six months and was inaugurated in 1951. The location had been chosen carefully. On this hill King Victor Emmanuel III had an observation post during World War I. The hill stands halfway between Gorizia/Gorica and Palmanova.
Ara Pacis is made of travertine marble. Its northern and southern sides are made of two vertical halfs each, with a gap between the two. The eastern side has 14 pillars which are 13 metres high. Inside in the middle stands an altar, 3 metres long and 5 metres high. Inside the altar is an urn which contains samples of soil from 800 war cemeteries in Italy. The inscription on the altar says “l’odio produce morte, l’amore genera vita” (hatred produces death, love generates life).
Follow the road SP6 through Medea and after the village turn right towards Ara Pacis Mundi, which is located on the top of the hill Medea. Follow the signposts to the top.