The Slovenia Times

Slovenia Commemorates Centenary of Isonzo Front Battles



Pahor will be joined at the ceremony by the head of Italy's National Committee for the First World War Centenary Franco Marini.

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is an international continuation of the Walks of Peace in the Upper Soča Region, which started in the 1990s.

The idea for walking paths along the Isonzo Front was conceived by Zdravko Likar, a Kobarid local known as the "father of heritage tourism".

Staring at Log pod Mangartom, hikers will be able to visit numerous points of interest from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea, among them fortresses, monuments and outdoor museums, before reaching the Italian town of Duino toi see offering a wonderful view of the sea at the end of their journey.

"The Walk of Peace has multiple meanings: to remember the victims of the Isonzo Front, to keep the established peace between Slovenians, Italians and Friulians, and to deepen collaboration, improve mutual understanding, and explore nature and cultural heritage of this area," Likar has said.

Between 1915 and 1917, 12 battles were fought between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies on the Isonzo Front. During the two and a half years of bloody fights more than 300,000 soldiers died on both sides.


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