Between 1915 and 1917, the Italians and Austro-Hungarians fought twelve bloody battles on the Karst plateau, during which hundreds of thousands of men lost their lives in trenches dug into the bare Karst rock or on the slopes of the Julian Pre-Alps.
All these events can now be rediscovered thanks to the open-air museums and the Great War itineraries, exciting walks in the midst of breathtaking natural landscapes where you can relive the experiences and lives of the soldiers. As almost a century ago, you can walk along the trenches, admire the military buildings and visit the battle sites. A fascinating journey into the past that continues with a visit to the countless monuments, shrines, ossuaries and war cemeteries dedicated to the victims of this gigantic conflict.
Several cities and towns host interesting museums, often dedicated to the Great War and their territory and military forts, created to defend the borders at the beginning of the 20th century; an example is the Monte San Michele Museum, recently renovated and now multimedia. Thanks to augmented reality, it is possible to relive some of the dramatic events of those years at first hand.