Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone

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Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone

Parco Tematico della Grande Guerra di Monfalcone
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Ravi1947
Monfalcone, Italy24 contributions
Respect for the heros
Mar 2019 • Solo
Being a person who is interested in history I visited this place and tranches . Took few minutes to reflect how world war 1 soldiers defended and sacrifised there lives to make our world a safer place to live I have admiration and respect
Written 3 March 2019
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Tiffany P
Downers Grove, IL3 contributions
Cool WWI Battle Grounds but Hard to Find
Jun 2017 • Solo
You have to be adventurous to seek out these battlegrounds, but it is so cool once you find them! On the map in Monfalcone, this area can be found just south of and including "Riserva Naturale Laghi di Doberdo e Pietrarosa". If you search for Quota 85 Enrico Toti, you will get directions that will run you into one of the many hiking paths. Hiking paths are marked, and show up on Google maps as roads. Driving directions will try to take you down these narrow pebble paths (look like four-wheeler paths), but do not drive down them! Just park off to the side of the paved side street. Your car will be okay. Very VERY few people seem to venture to hike this area.

The other reviews of the area are right: so many trenches to see, bomb shelters, dugouts, etc. I also found old rusted barbed wire as well as a large rusted can and when appeared to be shrapnel from equipment. Even though WWI was 100 years ago now, there is a fair amount of evidence that still remains. It is a grounding and haunting experience to explore this area.
Written 7 June 2017
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Lui C
Perth, Australia59 contributions
Must see for war historians
May 2016 • Family
Worth the walk. Don't give up after walking awhile. Won't be disappointed. Grotto was huge. Used phone as torch. Children were very interested.
Written 11 May 2016
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HaNosseah
Basel, Switzerland251 contributions
A pleasant walk in the forest
Mar 2016 • Solo
Thereare several paths in the forest above Monfalcone, all very well marked and maintained. It's a pleasant hike with very disturbiing associations with the Great War, including trenches. Thewalks start just below La Rocca castle.
Written 18 March 2016
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gpcd
Greenbelt, MD287 contributions
peaceful hike on blood-soaked hillsides
Aug 2015 • Family
The area around Monfalcone saw some of the bloodiest battles on the italian front during WW1. Most of the losses (on both sides) occurred along a (relatively) short front between the sea and the mountains just north of Gorizia, as this was (and still is) the only terrain where an army (after breaking through the enemy’s front line) could conceivably march east and north without running into semi-impassable mountains. The italians knew it, and so did the austrians. As a result, the area is now home to many war cemeteries (see my review of the largest one, at Redipuglia). The hillside on the east Monfalcone was the scene for multiple assaults and countattacks. Today it is mostly preserved as a park, with easy walking trails that take the visitor to some of the (in)famous locations of the war. Of the three main routes we only had time for one; the one at Quota 85 (an otherwise unremarkable hilltop, 85 meters above sea level) . The trailhead is at the end of a suburban street; parking is along the sidewalks and there is not much of it. You start the short hike by crossing under the railroad tracks (the same underpass, less the concrete lining, which was used as a staging area for the assault troops) and follow the wide and well marked trail uphill. The landshape is (presumably) as it was 100 years ago, but the barren terrain, covered by rocks and barbed wire which is recorded in old photographs is no longer there. The whole area is covered by trees and underbrush, which make it difficult to picture what it must have been like to face the enemy lines a few hundred meters away. As you near the top of the hill you find trenches and casematte and other masonry reminder of what used to be. Explore at will; it is almost impossible to get lost, as the signage is really good. The very top of Quota 85 hosts a monumental viale, with stone memorials to the units which fought in the area and the soldiers (on the italian side) who earned the Gold Medal for Valor, usually at the cost of their own live.
Written 21 December 2015
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HengistScotland
New Deer, UK129 contributions
A nice walk with added wartime scenery!
Jul 2014 • Family
Certainly not the easiest place to find while driving unless you check out exactly where it is (Google Maps and Street View) before going. Many of the brown signs are covered by vegetation.

We ended up parking halfway up the hillside along a limestone track, leaving the car, and following some small "woodland trail" type signs to find a section of trenches. This involved a walk of a kilometre or so along well-maintained tracks for the most part, then a turn up a grassy path on the hillside. Eventually we found a partially-preserved section of trenches in good condition which was hugely fascinating to our 7-year-old.

Had we had more time, we'd have explored the area further. Midday Italian sun is nothing for kids that age, who appear able to scamper up any little side-track no matter how hot the sun is! Ours captured a grasshopper at the foot of the hill and took it with him for the whole time.

Certainly interesting to see, and worth making the effort required to get there, but you feel that more could be made of what is an important historical site.

Only a few kilometres from the grand Redipuglia monument, though, so can be fitted into a local itinerary without too much trouble. Note that Aquileia - with its fantastic early church and Roman history - is also nearby.
Written 5 August 2014
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xenarani
italy23 contributions
World War theme park
Jun 2014 • Family
Interesting place to visit. as it is an open air musuem, couples with kids need not worry about them being bored.
Written 3 June 2014
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