The Central Monument at the Former Italian Cemetery

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The former Italian military cemetery in Avče was set up during the Eleventh Battle of the Isonzo Front (August and September 1917). During 1919–1921 the cemetery was extended and reorganised. It was named after Captain Ottavio Caiazzo, who died in the last days of October 1917. 2,909 Italian soldiers were buried at the cemetery, of whom 1,021 are known and 1,888 unknown soldiers. The cemetery was officially closed down on the 3rd of October 1934 and the mortal remains were transferred to the Italian charnel house in Oslavia/Oslavje. Only the central monument now stands at the place where the cemetery once stood. The monument is registered as a monument of local importance.


Photo: Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


In the centre of Kanal turn towards Kal nad Kanalom. Drive through the village of Bodrež. Avče is the next village after Bodrež. In the centre of Avče the indication sign for the Monument of World War I will direct you right. Go straight on at the next crossroad and then right again. The monument is located above the road.


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,

TIC Kanal
Pionirska ulica 2
SI–5213 Kanal
+386 5 398 12 13

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GPS coordinates

46.098158, 13.682869


151 m

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