Theme park of the Great War

The First World War, which began on the Italian-Austrian front on May 24th 1915, involved the city of Monfalcone as of June 9th with the entry of the first Italian troops into the city and the simultaneous occupation of part of the above quotas abandoned by the Austro-Hungarian wards for better defensible positions.

World War I

The town turned into a rear area, receiving shelters, commands, hospitals and cemeteries, while a network of walkways and front line trenches deeply marked the profile of the hills.

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Placed behind the city, on the heights of the Carso, there is the Theme Park of the Great War. Spread over about 4 square kilometers, it offers three different routes with the aim of making you discover and know this war zone, a place of numerous battles between June 1915 and May 1917. These itineraries can be visited all together or individually, to depending on the weather:

Reduced to 121

Located on the surrounding hills, it stretches towards the Slovenian Karst and the Adriatic Sea. It presents an…

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Located on the surrounding hills, it stretches towards the Slovenian Karst and the Adriatic Sea. It presents an articulated entrenched system, easily passable, interspersed with positions for machine guns and shelter caverns;

Trench and dolina of the Selletta. Monumental area of ​​altitude 85

It represents the connecting element between the cornerstones of heights 121 and 85 and is characterized by the…

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It represents the connecting element between the cornerstones of heights 121 and 85 and is characterized by the deep rock entrenchment reinforced by concrete parapets. You can reach in a short time the altitude 85 dedicated to Enrico Toti, on which monumental zone are also commemorated the other gold medals fallen on the heights of Monfalcone;

Monfalcone nature, culture and entertainment

Monfalcone is not only "the city of construction sites", where the largest and most beautiful cruise ships in the world are built, but it is also nature, culture and entertainment.

Trench Joffre and cave “Vergine”

Connected with the overlying ridge line and the height 98, it had the function, as a backward entrenched…

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Connected with the overlying ridge line and the height 98, it had the function, as a backward entrenched system, of blocking any enemy incursions in the event of breakthrough of the advanced positions.

How to reach the Park?

- coming from Trieste: merge onto via Colombo, continue along via Romana until you reach piazzale Tommaseo, from…

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– coming from Trieste:
merge onto via Colombo, continue along via Romana until you reach piazzale Tommaseo, from where you can continue on foot towards via del Carso, following the directions for the “theme park of the Great War”;
– coming from the A4 motorway:
both from the direction of Trieste and from those of Udine and Venice take the Monfalcone Est exit, turn into via Colombo, continue along via Romana until you reach piazzale Tommaseo, from which continue on foot towards via del Carso, following the road signs;
– coming from the city center:
from Piazza della Repubblica along Corso del Popolo you reach the Mocenigo ascent, from which you can continue following the directions.