Mt. Spig/Špik

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 1.5–3 hrs

The hill of Spig/Špik north of the monastery on Castelmonte/Stara gora was part of the fourth line of defence of the Italian Army. The top of Mt. Spig was turned into a base from where the Italian soldiers had a survey over the accesses from the Valli del Natisone/Nadiža valleys towards Cividale del Friuli/Čedad and further towards the Friuli lowlands. The well-fortified positions were used only in the Twelfth Isonzo Battle. After fierce combats, the advancing German troops conquered it on 27 October 1917, and also captured 2,000 Italian soldiers.

Photos: Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG

 

Guided Tour Programme:

The Natisone Valleys – The Rear of Friuli and the Front from the Isonzo to the Piave

Access and useful info

Access

Recommended is access from the hamlet Trivio Spik where you can park your car and continue towards Castelmonte/Stara gora on foot. After 300 metres, the footpath to Mt. Spig/Špik starts on the left. Most of World War I remains can be seen along the trail up to the top. Once reaching it, you return along the same path to the starting point.

Information

Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, SMO
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, SMO)
Via Alpe Adria, 73
I–33049 San Pietro al Natisone (UD)
+39 0432 727490
isk.benecija@yahoo.it
https://www.smo-center.eu

IAT Cividale del Friuli
c/o Palazzo de Nordis
Piazza Duomo, 5
I–33043 Cividale del Friuli (UD)
+39 0432 710460
informacitta@cividale.net
www.cividale.net

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 1.5–3 hrs

Duration

1.5–3 hrs

GPS coordinates

46.098903, 13.526761

Altitude

659 m

Best time of year

March‒November

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food from backpack, trekking poles, flashlight

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