Bergamas House

Hiking Biking Researchers
5 min.

In 1920, the remains of an unknown soldier were transferred to the monument of the first King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, on Piazza Venezia in Rome (Roma). These remains were meant to symbolize all the missing and unidentified soldiers of World War I. The remains that were sent to Rome were selected by Maria Bergamas, the mother of Antonio Bergamas who fell in 1916 in the combat of Mount Cimone on the plateau above Asiago (Altopiano di Asiago).
The memorial plaque on the house in which Antonio was born in Gradisca d’Isonzo/Gradišče bears the inscription: “In this house Antonio Bergamas was born who radiated Mazzini’s ideals. On 18 June 1916, he sealed his fidelity with blood on Monte Cimone in the holy name of Italy.” (“In questa casa nacque Antonio Bergamas che irradiata la giovinezza dell’ideale di Mazzini il XVIII giugno MCMXVI nel nome santo d’Italia suggellava sul Cimone la sua fede col sangue”).

Photo: Gabriele Menis, PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info

Access

The Bergamas House is located in the historical centre of Gradisca d’Isonzo/Gradišče near the Palazzo Torriani, the Municipal seat.

Information

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

Hiking Biking Researchers
5 min.

Duration

5 min.

GPS coordinates

45.889567, 13.50342

Best time of year

January‒December

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