Mt. Arupacupa/Gorjupa kupa

Hiking Families Groups
Easy | 1 hr

The locals also know this hill as Vrtače. In the Middle Bronze Age, an ancient fort was made on the top of the hill. From the autumn of 1916 to the spring of 1917 (7th–10th Isonzo Battles), the Third Italian Army attempted to conquer Hill 144. It was only conquered by the Italian troops in the Tenth Isonzo Battle (May 12–June 5, 1917). On 23 February 1917, bersagliere Benito Mussolini was severely wounded on the slopes of Arupacupa/Gorjupa kupa.

Text: Mitja Juren
Photos: PromoTurismoFVG; Archive of Mitja Juren

Access and useful info


From Iamiano/Jamlje follow the CAI 72 trail that will take you to Arupacupa/Gorjupa kupa.


IAT Monfalcone
Via Sant’Ambrogio, 21
I–34074 Monfalcone (GO)
+39 0481 282352

Hiking Families Groups
Easy | 1 hr


1 hr

GPS coordinates

45.821515, 13.56934


144 m

Best time of year



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