Museum Collection Memories of the Great War

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
1 hr

The village San Martino del Carso/Martinščina in the heart of serene karstic nature was suddenly placed in the centre of a battlefield in 1915. Numerous shelling attacks ravaged it completely. The village became famous, especially in Italy, thanks to the poem San Martino del Carso by the poet Giuseppe Ungaretti. In the village it is possible to visit a private collection, Memories of the Great War (Ricordi della Grande Guerra). Displayed are several finds and materials discovered in San Martino del Carso/Martinščina, on Mt. San Michele/Debela griža and in the surrounding areas. The museum collection is open only by appointment.

Photos: Gianfranco Simonit

Access and useful info


Coming to San Martino del Carso/Martinščina on SP9 (Via Piantella) turn to Via Zona Sacra. The museum collection is right after the intersection on the right side.


Museo Ricordi della Grande Guerra
Via Zona Sacra in San Martino del Carso/Martinščina
I–34078 Sagrado (GO)
+39 338 2626267, +39 340 5581378

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

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

Visiting the private collection is possible by prior arrangement.

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
1 hr


1 hr

GPS coordinates

45.874656, 13.534301

Best time of year