Austro-Hungarian Military Cemetery in San Michele al Tagliamento

Hiking Researchers
15 min.

The military cemetery is situated inside the municipal cemetery and consists of ten rows of concrete tombstones, now half-buried and partially covered with moss, each headed with a relief of a cross. Below are metal plaques, made in 1984, with the names and surnames of the deceased, replacing the original inscriptions that had already been illegible. Some of these names are typically Germanic, others Slavo-Balcanic, still others of Italian or Hungarian origin, as well as Romanian. Inscribed is also the date of death, in few cases even the date of birth. The oldest buried soldier was born in 1863, the youngest in 1900. In the centre rises a marble monument in the shape of a cross, flanked by two small cypresses. It was unveiled in 1984 on the occasion of a restoration work, carried out in collaboration with the Austrian government. On one side, outside the perimeter, there is a tapering pillar with inscriptions in Italian and German.

Register of the Fallen Soldiers:
Massimiliano Galasso: Il Cimitero Austro-Ungarico, in: San Michele 1918, 1998, pp. 144‒148
Text: Regione del Veneto
Photos: VeGAL, Comune di San Michele al Tagliamento

Access and useful info

Access

Coming from the direction of Latisana, follow the road SS14 (Via Venudo). Turn to Via dei Cipressi and after 500 metres you will reach the cemetery.

Information

Comune di San Michele al Tagliamento
(Municipality of San Michele al Tagliamento)
Piazza Libertà, 2
I–30028 San Michele al Tagliamento (VE)
+39 0431 516311
info@comunesanmichele.it

Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace, MUB Museo della Bonifica
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, MUB Museo della Bonifica)
Viale Primavera, 45
I‒30027 San Donà di Piave (VE)
+39 0421 42047
museobonifica@sandonadipiave.net, museicivici@sandonadipiave.net
https://www.museicivici.sandonadipiave.net/myportal/C_H823_MUSEO/museo

Hiking Researchers
15 min.

Duration

15 min.

GPS coordinates

45.771623, 12.985638

Best time of year

January–December

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