Museo della Grande Guerra

Museo della Grande Guerra, Gorizia

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Museo della Grande Guerra

Museo della Grande Guerra
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
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The purpose of this museum of First World is to represent the war events and their human and social influences. After an introduction on the First World War, attention is focused on the events on the War front along the Isonzo: besides the weapons and arms there are also objects related to the daily life of the soldiers and a real life reconstruction of a trench. Then there is the documentation of the situation in Gorizia, a real "trenchtown" and the description of the 1917 and 1918 events, until the armistice between Italy and Austria on the 3rd of November. The First World War museum includes an area dedicated to General Armando Diaz, with an exhibition of documents, medals and other objects.
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Lionheart1261
Vienna Region, Austria503 contributions
exactly 100 years ago the WW1 ended
Oct 2018 • Solo
A century ago the now quiet hills around Gorizia were battlefields .
The Museum of Big War (so was called before the distinction in WW1 and WW2) exhibit a lot of artifacts as well as a very nice audiovisual reconstruction of a trench.
The visit will let you consider how of sorrow and pain where companions of the soldiers, regardless which army the belonged to.
Book at least 1.5 - 2.0 hours for a visit that let you examine all the artifacts exhibited.
Written 25 November 2018
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Maria D
264 contributions
Best start to visit WWI memorial places in the Isonzo valley
Aug 2018 • Friends
This great Museum can be found in the Castle of Gorizia sitting on a hilltop offering a good view of the surrounding landscape. We visited the exhibitions with family and friends, and all of us found it well organized and very informative. It was the best start for a visit of the Isonzo valley WWI memorial places. A memento of the sufferings and misery wars cause. We can appriaciate the peace we live in even better.
Written 14 August 2018
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Extraordinarily evocative and moving
Sep 2017 • Friends
Few British people know much if anything about the Southern Front conflict in WW1 between Italian and Austrian troops. This wonderful museum captures the full horror of the fighting with photos, weapons and reconstructions of trench warfare. It includes an amazing collection of cartoons published at the time. There is also a small but interesting special exhibition about fashion in the 1920s. This is an absolute 'must see' if you are in the Friulli region, but it is certainly an emotional experience.
Written 30 September 2017
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iris_marron
Gorizia, Italy34 contributions
Exploring Gorizia's WWI as you'd have really part of it
Oct 2016 • Friends
Located in the centre of Gorizia on a small hill (fyi, Gorizia means 'small hill') and reachable only by car or walking, this museum shows us a part of this town that is very difficult to know otherwise: WWI and its tragic consequences. Detailed information, great audio and visual effects, including photos, remaining artefacts and much more... It feels like as if you could have really been there. Take your time to explore this museum, it's worth your time and money, because WWI marked a big part of Gorizia's history.
Written 11 July 2017
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albo6868
Gorizia, Italy102 contributions
Well organized place, nice objects and pics
Jan 2016 • Family
Very informative place, without the rhetoric which is sometimes found in similar places. The various aspects of a war (political, military and human) are well presented for both sides in the conflict.
Written 19 December 2016
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Alan W
Weymouth131 contributions
Enjoyable, informative and rewarding exhibition about the Italian Front
Jun 2016 • Couples
We are both interested in the First World War which is why we made a day trip to Gorizia from Trieste to visit this museum - its a twenty five minute walk from the station. We were not disappointed - the displays looked to us as though they had been put together relatively recently as labelling and explanations were very thorough. The English Audio Guide was a real bonus especially as coming from England we knew relatively little about the war on the Italian front. We visited other First World War sites including an exhibition actually in Gorizia Castle and the Open Air Museum at Monfalcone. We only had limited time at this second venue where there are extensive remains of the trench systems.
Gorizia was also a lovely town with beautiful buildings, spacious parks and nice cafes.
Written 28 June 2016
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Lindabboll
Simcoe, Canada45 contributions
This war museum is built as a reminder to future generations of how this area and its people were affected.
Oct 2015 • Family
The quality of exhibits is superb. The "bunker" has been recreated with sound mimicking what the soldiers would have heard around them.
Written 4 April 2016
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Christin H
Koege, Denmark109 contributions
The Great War Museum - a moving experience
Sep 2014 • Couples
We were lent an English language guide to the various rooms of the exhibition, but later discovered that the museum has produced an excellent guidebook - Guide to the Great War Museum: lest we forget, which is available for purchase at the entrance desk.
The exhibitions were very moving and gave a vivid indication of the horrors endured by those who fought in the First World War.
Written 1 April 2015
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Dwight P
Seattle, WA15 contributions
A Farewell to Arms
Oct 2014 • Couples
We visited Gorizia because it is mentioned in Hemingway's book, and we read it had a WWI Museum. The Museum of the Great War was superb. Sometimes these local museums are too much or too little, or too academic or too fascile. The Museum of the Great War is informative, entertaining, and a perfect stop for Hemingway readers.
Written 15 November 2014
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piedmonte2014
Turin, Italy7 contributions
Great exhibitions!
Nov 2014 • Solo
It is a great place! Dominates above P.Vittoria and it is interesting to climbe up to it.
There were few exhibitions and all were great! Belle Epoque military uniforms and in particular Charlstone area dresses. Really must see when in this area. Staff is more than polite. After asking where are you from they explain everything you need to know and are really at your disposal. Whole are is so charming.
Tip: if you buy ticket in downtown museum it is still valid for this one. In total, really cheap option for at least two great hours
Written 13 November 2014
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Museo della Grande Guerra is open:
  • Tue - Sun 09:00 - 19:00