Historical Route on Brestovec

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Easy | 2 hrs

A history study trail runs through the Brestovec outdoor museum. The hill was not directly affected by World War I battles. The Austro-Hungarian Army had an organized observation post on Brestovec, from where it was possible to keep a close eye on the natural passage from Gorizia/Gorica/Görz to the Trieste Gulf, i.e. Vallone/Dol. After the Sixth Isonzo Battle in which the Italian troops occupied the summit of Brestovec, they built a vast system of trenches, connected to other positions of defence on the Doberdò (Doberdob) plateau. Outstanding in the system is a gun cave that was built from January till August 1917. Eight guns of 149 mm calibre were placed in it and they aimed at the Kras of Komen. Nowadays, metal installations are displayed in it illustrating the events on the Kras during World War I. We can also follow symbolic narratives of two soldiers, an Austro-Hungarian one and an Italian one, each with his own entrance. The entrance of the Italian soldier bears the inscription La pace (Peace) and the entrance of the Austro-Hungarian soldier bears the inscription Vo(g)liamo la pace (We want peace). These words were cut into rock by soldiers on Brestovec.

Photos: (1) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru; (2) Archive of ERPAC – Musei Provinciali di Gorizia; (3, 4) Gabriele Menis, PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info

Access

From Gorizia/Gorica follow the road SS55 towards Monfalcone/Tržič. In Devetachi/Devetaki turn right to provincial road SP15. At the next turn go right for Sagrado/Zagraj and at the next turn to the right again for San Michele del Carso/Vrh. Once reaching the village, go straight past WW II monument, and then at the next turn for campo sportivo (sports playground) turn right. Park the car by the playground and continue on foot. Turn left at the crossroads and then right after a few metres where a macadam path starts. From here onwards, follow the signposts for Brestovec.

Information

Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, IAT Fogliano Redipuglia
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, IAT Fogliano Redipuglia)
Via III Armata, 37
I–34070 Fogliano Redipuglia (GO)
+39 0481 489139, +39 346 176 1913
info@prolocofoglianoredipuglia.it
http://www.prolocofoglianoredipuglia.it/

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
Easy | 2 hrs

Duration

2 hrs

GPS coordinates

45.877547, 13.574102

Altitude

208 m

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food from backpack, flashlight

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