Park Škaljunk Lupinc

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Easy | 1 hr

Surrounded by vineyards, the village Prepotto/Praprot with stone-built houses lies in the shelter of karstic hills. On the centenary of the beginning of World War I, the local Danilo Lupinc arranged the Park Škaljunk Lupinc near the village. This outdoor museum displays a variety of interesting natural and historical heritage. Besides the restored World War I trenches you can also see the Lesa/Grižnica cave, where the Russian POWs who were building trenches could find a shelter to rest. A stone plaque is dedicated to Danilo’s grandfather Anton Terčon, who died in 1916, and to the Russian POWs. Several stone-built cottages offered protection against the sun and bad weather to shepherds. The Germans had their anti-aircraft artillery in Prepotto during World War II, and in 1944 the Allies bombed the village. In the place, where one of the bombs fell, a pond can be seen. The top of the hill offers a magnificent view over the Isonzo (Soča) River mouth, Grado lagoon, Friuli plain and Gulf of Trieste/Trst. Several karstic phenomena can be seen at the top of the hill. Below the park is an abandoned quarry. The heritage of this part is presented with a transport cart on a rail.

Photos: (1‒3) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (4) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


Access is possible from the villages of San Pelagio/Šempolaj (path Gemina), Prepotto/Praprot and Aurisina/Nabrežina (railway station).


Danilo Lupinc
Prepotto/Praprot, 11b
I–34011 Duino Aurisina (TS)
+39 040 200 848, +39 347 2108 227

Sistiana Info Point
Sistiana, 56/B
I–34011 Duino-Aurisina (TS)
+39 040 299166

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Easy | 1 hr


1 hr

GPS coordinates

45.758343, 13.692108


229 m

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