Ara Pacis Mundi on Medea

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
30 min.

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).

Photos: (1) Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru; (2‒4) Gabriele Menis, PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info

Access

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.

Information

Gorizia Infopoint
Corso Italia, 9
I–34170 Gorizia
+39 0481 535764
info.gorizia@promoturismo.fvg.it
www.turismofvg.it

IAT Gradisca d’Isonzo
Via Ciotti, 49
I–34072 Gradisca d’Isonzo (GO)
+39 0481 960624
prolocogradisca@virgilio.it
www.prolocogradisca.it

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
30 min.

Duration

30 min.

GPS coordinates

45.925075, 13.434925

Best time of year

January‒December

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