Mt. Cum/Hum

Italian Artillery Base

Hiking Researchers Groups
Medium | 6 hrs

The elevation Cum/Hum, which was an important part of the third line of defence for the Italian Army during World War I, was turned into a strong base. The Italians crisscrossed Mt. Hum with mule tracks (mulattiere), trenches and caves. Mainly in its southwestern part, a real settlement of cabins and dwelling units was set up. The height and strategic position of the hill were used to the Italian advantage and a large number of gun positions were arranged on it, from which they could shell the battlefield on Mrzli Vrh, Mengore, and the surroundings of Tolmin, as well as the enemy’s positions on the Kanal battlefield. During the Twelfth Isonzo Battle, Mt. Cum was one of the last points from where the Italians defended themselves in an organized manner and managed to cover with fire the Judrio/Idrija Valley, the range of Kolovrat, Ježa and Kanalski Kolovrat, as well as the Valli del Natisone/Nadiža Valleys.


Photos: (1, 2, 4‒6) Fundacija Poti miru, (3) PromoTurismoFVG

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The price depends on the size of the group.

Assembly point: parking area by the playground at the village of Tribil Superiore/Gorenji Tarbij


Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296,

Hiking Researchers Groups
Medium | 6 hrs


6 hrs