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Monte Ortigara, Asiago

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  • Ortigara is place that you have to visit. It's beatiful place. The breathtaking views, and adorable mountains aroun it make this place divine. Especially I loved caves and tunnels that were made... 
    Ortigara is place that you have to visit. It's beatiful place. The breathtaking views, and adorable mountains aroun it make this place divine. Especially I loved caves and tunnels that were made...  more »
  • A walk on the top of Mount Ortigara in Italian Prealps, is not only a trekking experience. Above all we must remember all the young people who died here in World War I. Anyway: the view is gorgeous! 
    A walk on the top of Mount Ortigara in Italian Prealps, is not only a trekking experience. Above all we must remember all the young people who died here in World War I. Anyway: the view is gorgeous!  more »
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  • "THE CALVARY OF THE ALPINE" After a walk of about 1 hour and 25 minutes from Piazzale Lozze on path 840, you reach the top of Monte Ortigara which is nothing more than the continuity of Cima XII. Mountain of the Alps chain, it is located in the province of Vicenza, along the border between Veneto and Trentino Alto Adige, within the Asiago plateau. Its height is 2106 meters which, thanks to the bombings of the First World War, has lowered by several meters. Monte Ortigara is an important fulcrum of the Great War which saw the two armies, the Italian 🇮🇹 and the Austrian 🇦🇹, opposed. Both during the "Straffexpedition of 1916 and after the retreat of Caporetto in 1917, this peak was the scene of bloody battles that resulted in the death of thousands of soldiers on both fronts. Those who suffered the bloodiest and most massive losses were the Alpini. that, during the attempts to assault the summit, they were swept away by the fire of the terrible Austrian machine guns, the "Schwarzlose. Coming from two fundamental points of the Agnellizza Valley, the Italian soldiers found themselves in the open field and without protection from above. The area is now considered a Monumental Zone and still shows the wounds of artillery shots, numerous war relics are still scattered throughout the vast area that includes the Cima XII massif, the Cime Campanaro, Caldiera, Lozze, Campanella, Cima XI, the Valle dell'Agnellizza and other less known sites. An infinity of trenches, walkways, caves, caverns and machine gun emplacements are visible throughout the summit area and around the valley below. On the top of the Ortigara there are two distinct monuments, the Italian Column and the Austrian Stone, a perennial reminder of the numerous war victims that this, today magnificent and verdant, area offered in sacrifice to the Altare della Patria of both sides. . They signal the point of closest approach of the two armies. At the passage next to the bell of Cima Ortigara, tradition has it that it rings in honor of the fallen. Moving theater of our history is one of the symbols of the conflict of 1915-1918.

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