St. Aloysius Chapel

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
Easy | 20 min.

On a plain, on the left bank of the Soča river in Plave, the Italian Army set up two larger army camps during the Isonzo Front.  They were used for the needs of the soldiers who tried to conquer Mt. Prižnica and those who fought on the slopes of Mt. Kuk and at the village of Zagora. Next to the lower camp, called Zagora, there was also a military cemetery. In its vicinity, a lovely chapel was built in the middle of December 1916, dedicated to St. Aloysius. His statue stood in a niche above the main altar. In the months that followed, the interior of the chapel was adorned with rich wall paintings. Left of the altar, a scene with Italian soldiers raising the Italian tricolour on Mt. Prižnica and on the right, the Italian infantry that runs into attack over a pontoon bridge at Plave towards Mt. Prižnica are painted. The decaying chapel was renovated in 2014 preserving its initial image.  

Photos: (1, 2) Simon Kovačič, Fundacija Poti miru; (3) Archive of Simon Kovačič; (4) Damijan Simčič, TIC Kanal

Access and useful info

Access

Coming from the direction of Kanal, drive through the village of Plave. Around half a kilometre from the village you will notice a small gravelled parking space on the right. From the parking space a set of steps lead you to the chapel located below the road.

Information

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 Kanal
Pionirska ulica 2
SI–5213 Kanal
+386 5 398 12 13
tic.kanal@siol.net
www.tic-kanal.si

Hiking Biking Researchers Groups
Easy | 20 min.

Duration

20 min.

GPS coordinates

46.036238, 13.597858

Altitude

82 m

Best time of year

January‒December

Equipment

Trekking footwear

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