Italian Chapel

Hiking Biking Researchers
Easy | 30 min.

The chapel in Gabrje was built in 1920 on the former Italian military cemetery by the 4th Regiment of the alpini, who were part of Italian mountain troops. Buried in the cemetery were the Italian soldiers who were killed between May 1915 and March 1916 in the battles on Mts. Mrzli vrh and Vodel. Between the two World Wars their mortal remains were transferred to the charnel house at Oslavia/Oslavje north of Gorizia/Gorica. The columned entrance to the chapel is decorated on the top with the inscription Torneranno. Inside, there are eight marble slabs on which the names of 219 fallen soldiers are inscribed. In the centre of the chapel stands a big cross, the work of the sculptor Giuseppe Rifesser, and a copy of the wooden statue of an alpino praying over the grave of an unknown comrade. After World War II the chapel was used for husbandry purposes and was forgotten until the end of the 1990s, when it was restored.
Below the road the remains of a dwelling fortification can be seen, which was named Ridottino by Italian soldiers.

Photos: Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info

Access

From Tolmin drive in the direction of the village of Dolje and then continue to the next village of Gabrje. Park your car immediately after you pass the village road sign and turn onto a dirt road behind the first house on the right. The chapel is located a few metres away.

Information

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
turizem@potmiru.si, info@thewalkofpeace.com
www.thewalkofpeace.com

Hiking Biking Researchers
Easy | 30 min.

Duration

30 min.

GPS coordinates

46.199650, 13.703738

Altitude

213 m

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking footwear

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