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Colle Sant'Elia

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Professor04 wrote a review Feb 2018
Welland610 contributions205 helpful votes
Located nearer to the parking lot than the massive memorial across the street, this park is filled with military hardware. However, rather than glorifying slaughter, it is filled with poignant recollections of individual pieces of equipment and fighting groups. For examples, there are spots devoted to nurses, sailors, the telephone, barbed wire, bicycles, and boats. One particular spot is very moving (near the bottom on the right hand side of the stairs going up the hill), from the Unknown Soldier (Soldato Sconosciuto) with the saying . “Ogni mattina mamma ed ogni sera io sento l'eco della tua preghiera.” (Every morning, mom, and every evening I hear the echo of your prayer) – I still get weepy just thinking about the loneliness, fear, and despair these young people endured. Free parking and no admission charge. Children and pensioners alike will find something of interest. There are plenty of stairs so take your time.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Me_n_my_rucksack wrote a review Jul 2015
Yorkshire, United Kingdom5,910 contributions1,032 helpful votes
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We came to visit the massive Sacrario Militare di Redipuglia and parked in the car park for Colle Sant' Elia Redipuglia. After visiting the Sacrario Militare di Redipuglia we saw what we thought was a park with a couple of artillery pieces in it. On entering the park was saw more and more pieces of artillery and it became apparent this was more than a park. The parkland is apparently the first mass grave for Itallian troops on the Isonnzo front - and when it became apparent it was too small the main area across the road was instigated. Its well worth a wander around the "park" - lots of trees and guns.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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GRO_12 wrote a review Jun 2014
Maribor, Slovenia115 contributions61 helpful votes
It is located opposite of the Sacrario of Redipuglia. It was the first cemetary for the soldiers of the Isonzo front of that area, but it was too small. So they built the large Sacrario. It is a quite, yet somber resting place for the soldiers. Take some time to visit it.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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