More than one hundred years have passed since the First World War. Many have written about it, since it left an indelible mark on the whole world, and especially in Europe, where memories of it are still vivid. One hundred years ago the whole of Europe was in chaos. Bloody battles were being fought on many fronts. The most famous of those, 600 km in length, opened on the border between the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Kingdom of Italy. Part of this historically important front was the Isonzo Front, running some 93 km along the western boundary of present-day Slovenia.
The Isonzo front stretched from the majestic Rombon mountain (2,208 m) all the way to the Gulf of Trieste, where the emerald-green Isonzo River flows into the Adriatic Sea. Courageous soldiers fought long and hard in this region until the time of the last battle, which is somewhat poetically referred to as the “Miracle of Caporetto”. In this battle the Austro-Hungarian soldiers, aided by the German army, succeeded in pushing back the frontline all the way to the Piave River.
But this is only a small part of the interesting stories you will hear on our journey. Join us on our hike through the history of the conflicts, listen to the voice of the beautiful Soča river which laments the fallen soldiers to this day, and travel with us along the trails of the First World War! Join us on the famous Walk of Peace!