Artillery Battery on Mt. Cumieli

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Easy | 2 hrs

As part of the “Sbarramento di Ospedaletto” defence system, part of which was also the fort Monte Ercole, a permanent artillery battery was set up on the hill Cumieli and the saddle of Sella di Sant’Agnese. Nothing has been preserved on the saddle, but positions on the hill Monte Cumieli can still be seen, where medium-calibre guns and two anti-aircraft guns were emplaced. Due to the panoramic view and its strategic position, the German Army fortified the hill and used it as an observation post during World War II.

Photos: Gabriele Menis, PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info


From Gemona del Friuli, continue along SS13 towards Venzone–Tarvisio/Trbiž/Tarvis and turn right to Via Turisello, which runs from Ospedaletto di Gemona to Largo Beorcje–Borgo Mulino, where you can park your car. Along Via Monte Ercole, which runs parallel to Lake Minisini, continue towards the Monte Ercole fort and to the top of Monte Cumieli (571 m).


IAT Gemona del Friuli
Museo Civico di Palazzo Elti,
Via G. Bini, 7
I‒33013 Gemona del Friuli (UD)
+39 0432 981441

Hiking Researchers
Easy | 2 hrs


2 hrs

GPS coordinates

46.299131, 13.135696


570 m

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