At the outbreak of World War I, the Val Canale/Kanalska dolina was part of Austria-Hungary. The border line ran along the mountain tops that separate it from the Val Dogna valley. From the settlement Dogna, it takes further 12 kilometres along the military road―having many tunnels and bridges―to Stavoli di Plans, where the fortified line of defence Linea dei Plans begins, running perpendicular to the valley. This line of defence was built to stop a possible Austro-Hungarian inroad on the Italian territory. After a two-kilometre walk along the road you reach the Plan de Spadovai plateau with WW 1 remains and the chapel of the Gemona Battalion, built in 1916. Memorial Mass is celebrated here every year on the last Sunday in July.
If you want to see the remains in the high mountains, continue to the end of the asphalt road, where the ascent starts to Mts. Jôf di Miezegnot/Poldašnja špica and Jôf di Somdogna/Krniška glavica.
You reach the town of Dogna along the SS13 state road. Then follow the signposts for Val Dogna. After crossing the bridge over the Fella, continue for about 12 kilometres along the former military road to Stavoli di Plans.