Outdoor Museum Sabotin – The Park of Peace

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 2 hrs

Due to its position Mt. Sabotin was an important strategic point in the defence of Gorizia/Gorica. Here, the Austro-Hungarian soldiers built caves, shelters, observation posts, a system of fighting positions to repel the attacks of the Italian infantry, all until the Sixth Isonzo Battle in August 1916. The Italian conquest of Mt. Sabotin, Calvario/Kalvarija and Gorizia meant the collapse of the so-called Gorizia bridgehead on the right bank of the Soča (Isonzo). Today, the area of Mt. Sabotin is arranged into the Park of Peace, and the most interesting things to be seen are the systems of caves along the ridge that were rearranged after the Sixth Isonzo Battle into Italian gun positions for shelling the Austro-Hungarian positions on Mts. Sveta Gora, Vodice and Škabrijel. In the time of fascism, the area of Mt. Sabotin was declared a Sacred Zone (Zona sacra) in 1922. Furthermore, four big and three small stone pyramids were erected to mark the course of the front line during the Sixth Isonzo Battle. In the southeast part of Mt. Sabotin’s ridge rises the 545 metres high peak of St. Valentine where the ruins of a church complex can be seen.
Due to its turbulent history and natural peculiarities Mt. Sabotin is a splendid tourist destination which, in addition to the already mentioned points of interest, also affords a wonderful view over the broader areas of Goriška Region, Brda and Collio and the Vipava Valley.
Alongside the tour of the outdoor museum, we recommend visiting the private museum collection and the Walk of Peace Visitor Centre (currently in the preparation stage).

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Photos: (1–4) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (5) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (6) Archive of Mitja Juren; (7) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru

 

Guided Tour Programme:

Outdoor Museum Sabotin – The Park of Peace

Access and useful info

Access

Arriving from the village of Plave:
From the main road Tolmin–Nova Gorica turn right in the village of Plave and follow the road for Brda. After the village of Vrhovlje pri Kojskem turn left at the intersection for Sabotin. Follow the tarmac road (approx. 4 kilometres) to the mountain hut on Mt. Sabotin.
Arriving from the town of Solkan:
In Solkan, cross the bridge and continue towards Brda. Follow the road until the village of Gonjače, where you turn right for the village of Plave. Soon after you will see the road for Sabotin on your right. From here, you have approximately 4 kilometres on a tarmac road to the hut on Mt. Sabotin.

Information

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru,
Sabotin ‒ Park miru

(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre,
Sabotin ‒ The Park of Peace)

Šmaver 2
SI‒5250 Solkan
+386 51 202 777
sabotin@nova-gorica.si
www.sabotin-parkmiru.si

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296
turizem@potmiru.si, info@thewalkofpeace.com
www.thewalkofpeace.com

TIC Nova Gorica
Kidričeva ulica 11
SI–5000 Nova Gorica
+386 5 330 46 00, +386 41 460 217
nova-gorica@vipavskadolina.si
www.vipavskadolina.si

TIC Brda
Šmartno 13
SI–5211 Kojsko
+386 5 395 95 95
tic@brda.si
www.brda.si

Hiking Biking Families Researchers Groups
Easy | 2 hrs

Duration

2 hrs

GPS coordinates

45.990879, 13.631866

Altitude

609 m

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, flashlight

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