Italian Charnel House in Oslavia/Oslavje

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The charnel house is situated in the hamlet of Oslavia/Oslavje near Gorizia/Gorica. It was built in 1938 after the plans of architect Ghino Venturi of Rome. The charnel house stands on a triangular plot and consists of four towers, a central one and three side towers. Alongside the walls of each tower, tomb cells are arranged in which mortal remains of identified soldiers are interred. Unidentified bodies are buried in ossuaries, one in the centre of each of the three side towers. The towers are inter-connected with tunnels where crypts are arranged. The most important is the central tower where 13 men rest, who were awarded gold decorations for military achievements. Buried in the charnel house are mortal remains of 57,739 soldiers who were transferred from the military cemeteries in the area from the village of Kamno to Gorizia.


Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: (1) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (2) Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (4) Tanja Gorjan, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


From Brda (SI): Cross the border at San Floriano del Collio/Števerjan and follow the road SP17 to Oslavia/Oslavje.
From Gorizia/Gorica (I): Follow Via don Bosco, cross the bridge Ponte del Torrione and after the bridge continue towards Oslavia (road SP17).


Gorizia Infopoint
Corso Italia, 9
I–34170 Gorizia
+39 0481 535764

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GPS coordinates

45.968982, 13.614142

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