Austro-Hungarian Graves in the Cemetery Pontafel

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The municipality of Pontebba has quite an interesting historical story to tell. The Rio Pontebbana river constituted the border between the Austro-Hungarian part, Pontafel, and the Italian part, Pontebba. After signing the peace treaties, the border was moved north of Tarvisio/Trbiž/Tarvis. There are still two cemeteries, one on each side of the river. In St. Anthony’s civil cemetery in Pontafel there are 21 headstones with metal plaques marking the graves of known and unknown Austro-Hungarian soldiers, who mainly lost their lives in the summer of 1915.


Register of the Fallen Soldiers

Photos: Gabriele Menis, PromoTurismoFVG

Access and useful info


From the direction of Tarvisio: Follow the road Via Giuseppe Mazzini and before crossing the bridge across the Rio Pontebbana turn right to Via Pramollo (SP110). The cemetery will be seen on the right after 550 metres.


Tarvisio Infopoint
Via Roma, 14
I–33018 Tarvisio (UD)
+39 0428 2135, +39 0428 2972

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GPS coordinates

46.509167, 13.302593

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