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Walk to sites connected with the Great War

The Val del Mont and the Great War

The walk begins and ends at the Frattasecca car-park, not far from Peio Fonti. You take CAI-SAT path no. 110 that follows the bottom of the valley and then leads up to Fort Barbadifior. From there, the walk continues along the Monte Valley to “Pont del Margolìn”, a bridge leading to the slope on the other side of the valley. You then cross the metalled road at the bottom of the valley; the path starting here leads to the pastures of the Upper Malga Frattasecca. After the clearing, you walk up to “Stói de la Vegaia”, a series of tunnels dug into the rock that were used as military lookouts, for shelter or as ammunition stores. After a short while you will reach “Pian de la Vegaia”, now a panoramic plateau, crossed by war-time trenches that are still perfectly recognizable as such today. The way back follows the track “Strada de la Vegaia”, now CAI-SAT path no. 124 that leads back to the Frattasecca car-park.
Length: 9,000 m
Drop: 440 m
Time: 3.40 h

 
Walk to sites connected with the Great War

The Monte Valley was relentlessly contested by both the Italian and the Austro-Hungarian armies during the Great War of 1915-1918.  The ragged peaks, from the Sforzellina Pass to Monte Mantello, still harbour traces of that sad period: trenches, fortifications, barracks and military tracks bear testimony to the presence of Italian troops in combat with the Austrian enemy, located between the peaks of Monte Cevedale and Punta San Matteo.
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