Over about four square kilometres of the karstic hills above Monfalcone/Tržič, the Thematic Park of the Great War (Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra) extends. At the western edge of the Park stands a fortification of medieval origin called La Rocca which is also the symbol of the town of Monfalcone. The present-day fortification consists of a square tower surrounded by a circular wall, and remains of the moat and the counterscarp on the outside.
The Thematic Park is composed of three different thematic complexes which enable a visitor to learn about this war area and the events that happened here from June 1915 till May 1917. The first two thematic complexes include the redoubt on Hill 121 (ridotta di Quota 121) and the trench on Hill 85 (trincea di Quota 85). The two structures had been part of the Austro-Hungarian defence system until they were occupied by the Italian Army after the victory in the Sixth Isonzo Battle in August 1916. The first thematic complex is characterized by a complicated system of trenches and gun positions, and the second by the line of defence with shelters for soldiers. Hill 85 (Quota 85) is dedicated to Enrico Toti. In the third thematic complex visitors can see the Joffre trench (trincea Joffre) and the cave Grotta Vergine, an important part of the Austro-Hungarian line of defence which was conquered by the Italian battalions as early as June 1915. Between Hills 98 and 104, there is another trench in the Park, trincea Cuzzi.
SE starting point: After reaching Monfalcone/Tržič (following the main road from Trieste/Trst), drive into A. Colombo street and park your car. Then take a walk along via Romana, turn right to Giulia street, walk along Caprin street, and turn to Carso street. At the end of the street there is a railway underpass from where the signposts Parco tematico della Grande Guerra (Thematic Park of the Great War) will guide you.
SW starting point: Crossing the central square, Piazza della Repubblica, you reach Corso del Popolo street and turn into Salita Mocenigo street, continue to the railway underpass from where signposts Parco tematico della Grande Guerra (Thematic Park of the Great War) will guide you.
Centro visitatori “Walk of Peace”, IAT Fogliano Redipuglia
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, IAT Fogliano Redipuglia)
Via III Armata, 37
I–34070 Fogliano Redipuglia (GO)
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